The branch of anthropology that analyzes and compares human cultures, as in social structure, language, religion, and technology; cultural anthropology.
The branch of anthropology that studies comparatively the cultures of contemporary, or recent, societies or language groups.
(anthropology) The branch of anthropology that studies and compares the different human cultures.
Origin of ethnology
From Ancient Greek ἔθνος (ethnos, “a people, nation”) + -λογία (-logía, “-logy, branch of study, to speak”)
Ethnology Sentence Examples
Writers on the ethnology of Italy have been hitherto content with the first, namely, the broad distinction.
The little that is known concerning the doings of the natives before the appearance of the white man belongs to the domain of ethnology rather than of history.
In both fields he displayed much talent, and by writing his Synopsis of the Indian Tribes within the United States East of the Rocky Mountains and in the British and Russian Possessions in North America (1836), and by founding the American Ethnological Society of New York in 1842, he earned the title of "Father of American Ethnology."