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The branch of anthropology that analyzes and compares human cultures, as in social structure, language, religion, and technology; cultural anthropology.

eth′no·log′ic (ĕth′nə-lŏj′ĭk), eth′no·log′i·cal adj.
eth′no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
eth·nol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.ethnologic - of or relating to ethnology; "ethnological field work"
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Sidetracking from ethnologic, sociologic, or political interpretations, the landscape conveys a painterly and collagraphic quality, as weathered brick constructions of different browns and reds, intervened by gray, unpainted cement, a plywood shuttered window, earth, rubble, reclaimed cardboard, fabric, metallic antennae, and stairs call for an aesthetic reception.
Lentz (2012) 'Education, careers, and home ties; the ethnography of an emerging middle class from northern Ghana', Zeitschrift fur Ethnologic 137 (2): 139-64.
Kerr, 'Ethnologic notes: The Lawa of the Baw Luang Plateau', Journal of Siam Society 18, 2 (1924): 135-46.
The trade's development closely links with the 19th century as there are many ethnologic sources pointing this out.
As regards his comparative approach, Boas (1989: 67; Die Ziele der Ethnologic, 1889) admitted that the purely historical method had to be considered as being incomplete without the "illumination" that derived from the comparative method.
How does this affect the ethnologic and folkloristic study of everyday life?
In 1951, Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff, the former director of Colombia's Magdalena Ethnologic Institute, took issue with Smith's understanding of class in Colombia.
My difficulty is an economic one, not an ethnologic one" (47).
Zeitschrift fur Ethnologic 7: 73-104; 20944; 281-330.