ethno- Word Origin
- a combining form meaning ”race,” “people,” or “culture,” used in the formation of compound words: ethnography; ethnogenic.
Origin of ethno- Greek, combining form of éthnos British Dictionary definitions for ethno- ethno- combining form
- indicating race, people, or cultureethnology
Word Origin for ethno- via French from Greek ethnos race Word Origin and History for ethno-
word-forming element meaning “race, culture,” from Greek ethnos “people, nation, class, caste, tribe; a number of people accustomed to live together” (see ethnic). Used to form modern compounds in the social sciences.