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Table 4 Characteristics of knowledge sources among Bukovinian Hutsuls

From: Knowledge transmission patterns at the border: ethnobotany of Hutsuls living in the Carpathian Mountains of Bukovina (SW Ukraine and NE Romania)

Characteristics Knowledge mainly orally transmitted Knowledge in which borders between written and oral forms of knowing nature and practicing this knowledge are more blurred
Language Mainly local language (Hutsul) but also official languages (Romanian and Ukrainian) Mainly official languages (Romanian and Ukrainian) but also foreign languages (Russian)
Accessibility Widely accessible within the village Not necessarily available within the village.
Geographical range Strictly situational and local, sometimes varies from village to village Large geographical ranges (often defined by official language expansion)
Ingredients used Always local or easily attainable Not necessarily local