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the study of different cultural approaches to health, disease, and illness, and of the nature of local healing systems


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    [eth-noh-meth-uh-dol-uh-jee] /ˌɛθ noʊˌmɛθ əˈdɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the sociological study of the rules and rituals underlying ordinary social activities and interactions. /ˌɛθnəʊmɛθəˈdɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. a method of studying linguistic communication that emphasizes common-sense views of conversation and the world Compare phenomenology

  • Ethnomusicology

    [eth-noh-myoo-zi-kol-uh-jee] /ˌɛθ noʊˌmyu zɪˈkɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the study of folk and primitive music and of their relationship to the peoples and cultures to which they belong. /ˌɛθnəʊmjuːzɪˈkɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the study of the music of different cultures

  • Ethnonym

    [eth-noh-nim] /ˈɛθ noʊ nɪm/ noun 1. an ethnic name ascribed to a people or group; the proper name by which a people or ethnic group is called or known.

  • Ethnonymics

    [eth-noh-nim-iks] /ˌɛθ noʊˈnɪm ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the study of ethnonyms.

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