noun plural but singular in construction
eth·​no·​linguistics | \ "+ \

Definition of ethnolinguistics

: a study of the relations between linguistic and nonlinguistic cultural behavior

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First Known Use of ethnolinguistics

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ethnolinguistics

ethno- + linguistics

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“Ethnolinguistics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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