ethnogeny

noun
eth·​nog·​e·​ny | \ -jənē \
plural -es

Definition of ethnogeny

: a branch of ethnology that deals primarily with the evolution of races

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First Known Use of ethnogeny

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ethnogeny

French ethnogénie, from ethno- + -génie -geny

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The first known use of ethnogeny was in 1854

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“Ethnogeny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethnogeny. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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