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Boas, Franz Line breaks: Franz Boas
Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊaz/

Definition of Boas, Franz in English:

(1858–1942), German-born American anthropologist. A pioneer of modern anthropology, he developed the linguistic and cultural components of ethnology. He did much to overturn the theory that Nordic peoples constitute an essentially superior race; his writings were burnt by the Nazis.
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