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English translation: "sources" or "centres" (or maybe by extension "areas" or "zones")

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03:02 Oct 22, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: foyers
On peut aussi penser que, en fonction des foyers de domestication, la part prise par telle ou telle espèce de chats sauvages dans le patrimoine génétique des différentes races de chats domestiques est plus ou moins importante.
Francesca
English translation:"sources" or "centres" (or maybe by extension "areas" or "zones")
Explanation:
Basically, this means the place where domestication has its origin or its centre. See for instance the following:

"Plus loin les mêmes auteurs indiquent que les bovins domestiques du Sahara oriental sont légèrement plus anciens que ceux d'Eurasie et que conséquemment "il faut bien qu'ait existé en Afrique un foyer de domestication indépendant de ceux connus plus au nord", (p. 439). Ils pensent que "les premiers essais de domestication des bovins en Afrique ont été effectués dans la vallée du Nil (…)" où le bovin sauvage était "couramment chassé""

Your sentence might read:
"...depending on the areas where domestication found its source, the role played by such and such wild cat specie..."

or "... depending on the centre of origin of domestication..."

just some suggestions.
http://www.ankhonline.com/egypte1.htm
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na"sources" or "centres" (or maybe by extension "areas" or "zones")Louise Atfield
naregionConnie Leipholz


  

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11 hrs
region


Explanation:
I just came across the word "foyer" in NTC's Dictionary of Faux Amis.

Foyer: In addition to foyer of a theatre, its chief meaning is home or hearth. Can also mean a club or centre, and the centre of an outbreak.

From there, I deducted that the word "region" might fit your context.
I hope this does not come too late.


    NTC Dict. of Faux Amis
Connie Leipholz
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"sources" or "centres" (or maybe by extension "areas" or "zones")


Explanation:
Basically, this means the place where domestication has its origin or its centre. See for instance the following:

"Plus loin les mêmes auteurs indiquent que les bovins domestiques du Sahara oriental sont légèrement plus anciens que ceux d'Eurasie et que conséquemment "il faut bien qu'ait existé en Afrique un foyer de domestication indépendant de ceux connus plus au nord", (p. 439). Ils pensent que "les premiers essais de domestication des bovins en Afrique ont été effectués dans la vallée du Nil (…)" où le bovin sauvage était "couramment chassé""

Your sentence might read:
"...depending on the areas where domestication found its source, the role played by such and such wild cat specie..."

or "... depending on the centre of origin of domestication..."

just some suggestions.
http://www.ankhonline.com/egypte1.htm

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300
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