ethnolinguistics

[eth-noh-ling-gwis-tiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the study of language as an aspect or part of culture, especially the study of the influence of language on culture and of culture on language.

Origin of ethnolinguistics

First recorded in 1945–50; ethno- + linguistics
Related formseth·no·lin·guist, nouneth·no·lin·guis·tic, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of ethnolinguistic

  • The Gola and the Kissi belong to the Mel (West Atlantic) ethnolinguistic group.

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    'And So Liberia Was Born'

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    April 1, 2009