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ethnology (noun) the study of human races.
Ethnology is the branch of anthropology. It is the study of contemporary human races, their origin and evolution, and the comparison of one with the others. It deals with their culture. The way of living of contemporary human societies also forms part of ethnology.
- Ethnology is a subject as vast as humanity itself, and has great potential for research because of the ever changing nature of human societies.
- Ethnology is great help in planning economic uplift of the underdeveloped nations of the world. The study of the different races helps us identify the special skills and weaknesses of each race and organize activities that suit them, and thus help them to improve their standards of living.