[ an-thruh-pog-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌæn θrəˈpɒg rə fi /


the branch of anthropology that describes the varieties of humankind and their geographical distribution.

Origin of anthropography

First recorded in 1560–70; anthropo- + -graphy

Related forms

an·thro·po·graph·ic [an-thruh-puh-graf-ik] /ˌæn θrə pəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for anthropography


[ ăn′thrə-pŏgrə-fē ]

The branch of anthropology that deals with the geographical distribution of specific human cultures.
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