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ethnography

noun [C or U] uk   /eθˈnɒɡ.rə.fi/ us    /-ˈnɑː.ɡrə-/
a scientific description of the culture of a society by someone who has lived in it, or a book containing this: One of the aims of ethnography is to contribute to an understanding of the human race. Malinowski wrote several ethnographies of the Trobriand Islands.Lifestyles and their study
ethnographer
noun [C] uk   /-fər/ us    /-fɚ/
Lifestyles and their study
(Definition of ethnography from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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