The different development paths/ways/trends of indigenous culture in the drainage basins of the Red River, Ma River, Ca River and others converged and formed the Dong Son culture.

I feel like path is more suitable but it might be confusing with another term which is "developmental path" in psychology

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In that context paths seems most natural. It would also be possible to use trends. In other contexts paths and trends are not interchangeable but here either would do. I would not use ways here although pathways would be just as good as the other two. I do not think there is any realistic chance of any of them being confused with the term from psychology which you quote.


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