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- n. Plural form of ethnolinguist.
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It is not based on language (since our Constitution recognizes 23, and there are 35, according to the ethnolinguists, that are spoken by more than a million people each -- not to mention 22,000 distinct dialects).
I'm told on good authority that she has not achieved agreement even on the location of "Essaka" and is not taken seriously by either ethnolinguists or anthropologists.