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oral history

noun [U/C]  /ˈɔr·əl ˈhɪs·tər·i, ˈoʊr-/ us  
English, social studies recorded information about the past that has been collected from the speech of people who were there, or a book based on such information
Translations of “oral history”
in Chinese (Traditional) 口述歷史…
in Chinese (Simplified) 口述历史…
(Definition of oral history from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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