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ethnography

(Encyclopedia) ethnography: see anthropology; ethnology.

Evans-Pritchard, Edward Evan

(Encyclopedia) Evans-Pritchard, Edward Evan, 1902–73, English social anthropologist. He made several expeditions to Africa. His major contributions lie in the fields of social anthropology and…

Ham

(Encyclopedia) Ham, in the Bible, son of Noah. In biblical ethnography, Ham is the father of the nations Cush, Mizraim, Phut, and Canaan. In a story separate from the flood narrative, the legend…

Lot

(Encyclopedia) Lot, in the Book of Genesis, the son of Abraham's brother Haran. Lot settled in Sodom and received a warning of its destruction. As he fled with his family, his wife, disobeying…

Canaan

(Encyclopedia) Canaan kā´nən. 1 According to biblical ethnography, Canaan was the son of Ham and the ancestor for whom the Canaanites were named. 2 Territory, the same as ancient Palestine, lying…

Noah

(Encyclopedia) Noah nō´ə [Heb.,=to rest], in the Bible, the builder of the ark. Righteous Noah and his family were the only people God saved from a world sunk in sin. At divine direction Noah built…

Kwakiutl

(Encyclopedia) Kwakiutl kwä´kēo͞o˝təl, group of closely related Native North Americans who inhabit N Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland of British Columbia, Canada. They, together with the…

Siebold, Philipp Franz van

(Encyclopedia) Siebold, Philipp Franz van fē´lĭp fränts fen zē´bôlt, 1796–1866, German naturalist and physician; son of A. E. von Siebold. He was noted for his studies of the natural history,…

Bastian, Adolf

(Encyclopedia) Bastian, Adolf ä´dôlf bäs´tyän, 1826–1905, German anthropologist. Often called the father of ethnography, he recorded his observations of peoples and cultures in Der Mensch in der…

Klamath

(Encyclopedia) Klamath klăm´əth, Native North Americans who in the 19th cent. lived in SW Oregon. They speak a language of the Sahaptin-Chinook branch of the Penutian linguistic stock (see Native…