ethnoscience

noun

eth·​no·​sci·​ence ˈeth-nō-ˌsī-ən(t)s How to pronounce ethnoscience (audio)
: the study of a culture's system of classifying knowledge (such as its taxonomy of plants and animals)
also : such a system in a particular culture

Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ethnoscience was in 1956

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“Ethnoscience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethnoscience. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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