Griot meaning

grē-ō, grēō, grēŏt
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A storyteller in western Africa who perpetuates the oral tradition and history of a village or family.
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A traditional, W African musician or storyteller who recounts the oral history of a village, family, etc.
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West African storyteller who passes on oral traditions, a wandering musician and poet.
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Origin of griot

  • French alteration of guiriot perhaps ultimately from Portuguese criado domestic servant from Latin creātus one brought up or trained from past participle of creāre to produce, bring up create

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French griot.

    From Wiktionary