[ eth-noh-his-tuh-ree ]
/ ˌɛθ noʊˈhɪs tə ri /


a branch of anthropology dealing with the development of cultures, as through the analysis of archaeological findings.

Nearby words

  1. ethnogeny,
  2. ethnogeography,
  3. ethnographic,
  4. ethnography,
  5. ethnography of speaking,
  6. ethnol.,
  7. ethnolinguistics,
  8. ethnological,
  9. ethnologically,
  10. ethnology

Origin of ethnohistory

First recorded in 1950–55; ethno- + history

Related formseth·no·his·to·ri·an [eth-noh-hi-stawr-ee-uh n, -stohr-] /ˌɛθ noʊ hɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-/, nouneth·no·his·tor·i·cal [eth-noh-hi-stawr-i-kuh l, -stor-] /ˌɛθ noʊ hɪˈstɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈstɒr-/, eth·no·his·tor·ic, adjectiveeth·no·his·tor·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019