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Amhara peoples (?)
Gift of Ramona C. and Nathan Oliveira
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Use generally to mean the state of being of mixed origin. In a social or cultural context, use for the concept of individual or group self-identity or creative activity deriving from the interaction of two different societies or cultures, often within the context of Third World people encountering Western or Westernized people, or the formerly colonized meeting the colonizers. [November 1996 descriptor added.]
Use with reference to the Egyptian Christian church; with reference specifically to the Early Medieval period in Egypt, use "Coptic (period)." [February 1998 descriptor moved, was under ; descriptor changed, was "Coptic (Christian sect)". May 1991 descriptor changed, was "Coptic".]
Use to describe motifs consisting of two intersecting lines or bars, with many variations in the shapes of the arms. For structures or objects of cross shape, especially those used as Christian symbols, use "crosses (objects)." [January 1993 scope note changed; related term added; descriptor changed, was 'crosses'; alternate term changed, was 'cross'.]
Used in the West for sets of health beliefs and practices that developed within the culture of a particular ethnic or geographic group of people, distinct from modern Western medicine; commonly includes herbal and homeopathic remedies, religious or spiritual ritual, and an holistic approach to patients. [February 1996 descriptor added.]
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