ethno-, ethn- +

(Greek: people, race, tribe, nation; group of people living together; community, family)

A specialist in the study of the origins of human races.
1. The branch of ethnology that deals with the origins of races and peoples.
2. Primarily concerned with the actual evolution of races.
ethnogeography (s) (noun), ethnogeographies (pl)
The scientific study of the georaphic distribution of various ethnic groups: Ethnogeography deals with diverse races, peoples, or cultural groups, their adaptations, and relations to the environments in which they live.
The study of aging and population groups in reference to race, national origin, and cultural practices.

Ethnogerontology addresses the causes, processes, heritage, and consequences specific to these groups.

A specialist in ethnography.
A reference to ethnography or the scientific description of nations or races of mankind.
A descriptive reference to ethnography.
ethnography (s) (noun), ethnographies (pl)
1. The scientific description of nations or races of humans, with their customs, habits, and points of difference.
2. The descriptive study of ethnic groups or of a particular ethnic group.
3. An anthropological description of a particular community or society.
4. The comprehensive, descriptive study of a particular culture, usually the result of observation and in-depth interviews with key informants during fieldwork.

Data are gathered by direct observation during a period of residence with the group.

ethnohistorian (s) (noun), ethnohistorians (pl)
Someone who specializes in the study of written and oral past events of human cultures.
ethnohistorical (adjective), more ethnohistorical, most ethnohistorical
Of or relating to the study of native people from the past.
ethnohistory (s) (noun), ethnohistories (pl)
1. The study of non-Western cultures using evidence from documentary sources and oral traditions: "Ethnohistory primarily involves the study of native peoples from a combined historical and anthropological viewpoint, using written documents, oral literature, material culture, and ethnographic data."
2. The study of written and oral past events in the analysis of how a specific culture has changed over time: "In Central America, the aboriginal written records are used in conjunction with the early European records, archaeological investigations, and oral tradition to reconstruct prehistoric life or ethnohistory."
3. In areas where prehistoric and nonliterate cultures have survived into later times: "It is possible to reconstruct ethnohistory before contact with literate populations through the study of myths and oral traditions."
ethnolinguistic (adjective)
Of or pertaining to the study of language as an aspect or part of culture: "Ethnolinguistic studies involves the influence of language on culture and of culture on language."
ethnolinguistics (s) (noun)
1. The study of language as an aspect of culture: "Ethnolinguistics is the study of the effects of cultural influences on language or the cultural results that come from language."
2. The study of the relations between linguistic and cultural behavior.
1. Referring to ethnology.
2. Of or pertaining to ethnology.
1. Relating to or based on culture.
2. Of or relating to ethnology.

Related "people, human" word units: anthropo-; demo-; ochlo-; popu-; publi-.