Ethnology meaning

ĕth-nŏlə-jē
The branch of anthropology that analyzes and compares human cultures, as in social structure, language, religion, and technology; cultural anthropology.
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The branch of anthropology that studies comparatively the cultures of contemporary, or recent, societies or language groups.
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(anthropology) The branch of anthropology that studies and compares the different human cultures.
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Origin of ethnology

  • From Ancient Greek ἔθνος (ethnos, “a people, nation”) + -λογία (-logía, “-logy, branch of study, to speak”)

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