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ethnology

 [eth-nol´o-je]
1. the branch of anthropology that deals with the study of the origin and descent of human races and ethnic groups and their distribution and relationships.
2. the science of comparing and analyzing transcultural differences and similarities and developing theoretical postulations and generalizations from the findings.

eth·nol·o·gy

(eth-nol'ŏ-jē),
The science that compares human culture and/or races; cultural anthropology.

ethnology

/eth·nol·o·gy/ (eth-nol´ah-je) the science dealing with the major cultural groups of humans, their descent, relationship, etc.

ethnology

the study of the distribution, relationships and origins of the races of mankind.
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The Geographic, Ethnologic and Linguistic Roots of Cuban Blacks," Cuban Studies 17 (1995): 95-109.
Writers and Their Subjects: Ethnologic and Chinese Composition.
To demonstrate it, a comparison between isolated images from different literary narrations of the author and representations of the "world-other" of the shamanic Wayuu tradition as it appears in ethnologic studies is made.
His ethnologic intuition told him that he was hearing hybrid Afro-American music, but he was still unc ertain about how to make sense of its ambiguous nature.
However, neither traditional oral sources nor different official sources, in particular private literature on which most of the ethnologic studies relied, nor other sources help us to understand the process which led to the present-day mixture.
They are the curators of an impressive wealth of drawings and minor arts, unique manuscripts, historic relics, artefacts and ethnologic objects.
Mariottini, Le Match de football: ethnologic d'une passion partisane d Marseille, Naples et Turin (Paris, 1995); P.
Nevertheless, theatrical interests demand a concentration on the performance of the "actors," men and women, so that the fairy tale becomes, in some aspects, a source of ethnologic information.