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ethno-

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  1. a combining form meaning ”race,” “people,” or “culture,” used in the formation of compound words: ethnography; ethnogenic.
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Origin of ethno-

< Greek, combining form of éthnos
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British Dictionary definitions for ethno-

ethno-

combining form
  1. indicating race, people, or cultureethnology
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Word Origin

via French from Greek ethnos race
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Word Origin and History for ethno-

word-forming element meaning "race, culture," from Greek ethnos "people, nation, class, caste, tribe; a number of people accustomed to live together" (see ethnic). Used to form modern compounds in the social sciences.

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