Folklore meaning

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Folklore is defined as stories, customs and beliefs in a culture that are unwritten and passed down orally from generation to generation.

An example of folklore is a story about where their family came from told to a grandchild by his grandma.

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The study and scientific investigation of these.
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The tales, legends and superstitions of a particular ethnic population.
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The traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people, transmitted orally.
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All of the unwritten traditional beliefs, legends, sayings, customs, etc. of a culture.
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The comparative study of folk knowledge and culture.
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Origin of folklore

  • compound of folk + lore, coined in 1846 by William Thoms to replace terms such as "popular antiquities". Thoms imitated German terms such as Volksüberlieferung ("popular tradition").

    From Wiktionary