< It is necessary to understand the culture of the people among whom the event took place.>

What does "among" mean in this sentence?
Is it a preposition?
Or, does it make a sence a "race" by "people among"?

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Hi Kam. and welcome to English Forums.

Among is a fronted preposition:

The culture of the people among whom the event took place (formal)
The culture of the people who the event took place among (informal)

The event took place among the people.
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
Thank you for your advice!
but, I still can't understand it.
Could you show the other examples that have among whom?

The Japanese are the people among whom I have been living for the past 15 years.
A Supreme Court justice sits in a body among whom are some of the greatest jurists of their generation.
He visited 40 people among whom were a journalist and a florist.
Evangelicals represent the only subgroup of voters among whom at least three-quarters are siding with the Texas Governor.
Many bishops came to Rome, among whom was the holy man Paulinus.
The university has a faculty of 2600, among whom there are 800 with higher degrees.
There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger.

I live among the Japanese.
Great jurists are among the Supreme Court justices.
A journalist was among the 40 people visited.
Three-quarters are among the subgroup.
Paulinus was among the bishops.
800 are among the 2600.
Mary Magdalene is among the women looking on.

Among is a preposition, meaning :

1 : in or through the midst of : surrounded by
2 : in company or association with <living among artists>
3 : by or through the aggregate of <discontent among the poor>
4 : in the number or class of <wittiest among poets> <among other things she was president of her college class>
5 : in shares to each of <divided among the heirs>
6 a : through the reciprocal acts of <quarrel among themselves> b : through the joint action of <made a fortune among themselves>