[ eth-nuh-graf-ik ]


  1. of or relating to ethnography, the branch of anthropology dealing with the scientific description of individual cultures:

    Ethnographic information indicates that trips to harvest wild hot peppers were important social and economic ventures among Apache peoples in the region.

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  • eth·no·graph·i·cal·ly adverb

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Though we no longer have strict rituals governing our indulgence, ethnographic and experimental studies have shown that people—mostly unconsciously—adapt their consumption to conform with the group.

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Since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office four years ago, the country has recovered more than 5,000 archaeological, historical, artistic and ethnographic items.

This fit with the patient, inquisitive, analytic demeanor of someone who conducted ethnographic fieldwork in places like Bolivia, Mongolia, and Siberia to challenge his own assumptions about what human societies can be like.

Over the years he has opened a hostel in Kabale, curated an ethnographic museum, organized a regional cooking contest, and overseen a boutique publishing operation.

Given this ethnographic variation on disgust, Rottman argues that what elicits the emotion is largely socially informed.

There is plenty of ethnographic literature about inner cities that refers to what used to be called “corner men.”

As such, they also provide a kind of ethnographic record of tensions and conflicts in a society.

My ethnographic and experimental work confirmed this again and again.

Decide about it, ye that are learned in the ethnographic distinctions of our race—but heaven defend us from the Bourbonnaises!

Ethnographic Appendices, being the data upon which the caste chapter of the report is based.

Asia is mainly peopled by races belonging to two great ethnographic types, the Caucasic or fair type, and the Mongolic or yellow.

The trend of opinion accepts ethnographic and linguistic similarities as of greater conclusiveness than recorded Chinese history.

The ethnographic data include no more than one or two villages for each tribe.