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culture area

noun, Anthropology.
a region having a distinct pattern of culture. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • The Hupa Indians are very typical of the culture area to which they belong.

    Language Edward Sapir
  • That a group of languages need not in the least correspond to a racial group or a culture area is easily demonstrated.

    Language Edward Sapir
  • This culture area, we have already seen, extended into Guatemala.

  • In Banawi, in the Quiangan culture area, a district having no public buildings, one can scarcely find a trace of skin eruption.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • The carabao, hog, chicken, and dog are the only animals domesticated by the Igorot of the Bontoc culture area.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • Throughout the Bontoc culture area Lu-ma′-wĭg is the one and only god of the people.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • The custom of wife capture is fairly frequent, especially in the upper Agsan where the Manbo is within the Mandya culture area.

    The Manbos of Mindano

    John M. Garvan
Contemporary definitions for culture area

in anthropology, a region characterized by homogeneity in culture and environment; also a geographical area in which one culture prevails during a specific time's 21st Century Lexicon
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