Definition of ethnology in English:

ethnology

noun

mass noun
  • The study of the characteristics of different peoples and the differences and relationships between them.

    • ‘I was really interested in ethnology, anthropology, and comparative religion.’
    • ‘He became interested in ethnology on that first trip and decided to undertake more detailed investigations.’
    • ‘His experiences among the Eskimos created in him a desire to understand the laws of human nature and prompted him to make a gradual transition from cultural geography to ethnology.’
    • ‘Nineteenth-century European ethnology and anthropology were established precisely to study different peoples and their institutions.’
    • ‘Now a resident in Jerusalem and Vienna, she is considered an expert in Arabic studies and ethnology.’
    • ‘While stationed in the West and at Fort Mackinac, he studied the cultures and languages of local Indians, contributing to the developing fields of ethnology and ethnography through his studies.’

Pronunciation

ethnology

/ɛθˈnɒlədʒi/