Definition of hunter-gatherer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈˌhən(t)ər ˈɡaT͟H(ə)rər/


A member of a nomadic people who live chiefly by hunting, fishing, and harvesting wild food.
Example sentences
  • His primarily interest is in the Penan people, who live as hunter-gatherers in the forests.
  • Over the centuries, they consolidated their power by trading portions of their harvests to the hunter-gatherers for land, as well as through inter-marriage.
  • The two books reviewed here examine Spanish-native interactions and efforts to establish missions among groups of largely nomadic hunter-gatherers.

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Syllabification: hunt·er-gath·er·er

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