[ 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

Other words from ethnolinguistics

  • eth·no·lin·guist, noun
  • eth·no·lin·guis·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use ethnolinguistics in a sentence