eth·​no·​his·​to·​ry | \ ˌeth-nō-ˈhi-st(ə-)rē How to pronounce ethnohistory (audio) \

Definition of ethnohistory

: a study of the development of cultures

Other Words from ethnohistory

ethnohistorian \ ˌeth-​nō-​(h)i-​ˈstȯr-​ē-​ən How to pronounce ethnohistory (audio) , -​ˈstär-​ \ noun
ethnohistoric \ ˌeth-​nō-​(h)i-​ˈstȯr-​ik How to pronounce ethnohistory (audio) , -​ˈstär-​ \ or ethnohistorical \ ˌeth-​nō-​(h)i-​ˈstȯr-​i-​kəl How to pronounce ethnohistory (audio) , -​ˈstär-​ \ adjective

Examples of ethnohistory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anthropology, ethnohistory, archaeology, and the history of art and literature all needed to be brought into play. J.h. Elliott, The New York Review of Books, 17 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of ethnohistory

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Ethnohistory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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