A group of humans is called a...
May 17, 2012 8:03 PM Subscribe
A group of wolves is called a pack. A group of cattle is a herd. A group of crows is called a murder. A group of humans is called a ________? Is there a specific, academic term for this?
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This question came up during a conversation with my wife and her sister while packing for our move to Tennessee. Some research led me to this
, which has some interesting answers, but is too specific to a type of human, as opposed to a group of general humans.
I've tried looking up (read: google) terms that sociologists or historians would use, but I haven't found anything that is a definitive answer. So is there a specific, academic term for a group of humans?