precontact

adjective
pre·​con·​tact | \ ˌprē-ˈkän-ˌtakt How to pronounce precontact (audio) \

Definition of precontact

: of or relating to the period before contact of an indigenous people with an outside culture

Examples of precontact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Williams presents a history of the region, including its precontact way of life, early exploration by Captain Cook and other westerners, and the devastation by the flu epidemic of 1918-19, which killed half the population. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Dec. 2021 The authors also found a similar relationship between the precontact dogs and and modern Eurasian Arctic dogs like the Siberian husky. Deborah Netburn, latimes.com, 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of precontact

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of precontact was circa 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Precontact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precontact. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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