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I'm searching for the word for someone who believes in the preservation of other people's cultures. Does anyone know of a good word for this? I don't think "anthropologist" is a good word, as that indicates the study of the cultures, but people can have this belief without studying them.

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I can't distill this into a proper answer, but you may find inspiration at the following Wikipedia articles: Antiquarian, Cultural heritage preservation, and Careers in historic preservation ... –  HaL Sep 15 '11 at 15:05
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Well, you might want to try this simple word, culturalist , which has similar meaning to what you try to express here.

source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/culturalist

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Culturalist came to mind, but MSWord spellcheck didn't like it, so I thought maybe it was a word that I made up on my own. –  xdumaine Sep 15 '11 at 17:02
    
@roviuser MSEnglish != actual English :) –  Chad Sep 15 '11 at 18:09
    
Also you have the option to add new words to your MS Word dictionary so the spelling check will start liking it again :D –  woodykiddy Sep 16 '11 at 1:14
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Your link is behind a pay wall so unlikely to be helpful for most users. –  z7sg Ѫ Sep 16 '11 at 17:54
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The term I would use is cultural preservationist.

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