Folklore

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Folklore Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the unwritten literature (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture

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  • the unwritten literature (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture

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Folklore Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Folklore is the body of expressive culture, including stories, music, dance, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, customs, and more within a particular people. This also includes the oral traditions of that culture, subculture, or group. The academic and usually ethnographic study of folklore is sometimes called folkloristics.



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* LEONARD I've failed, Chris. I can't locate the white collective unconscious. CHRIS I wouldn't feel too bad about that. You know, western culture hasn't really carried the baton on folklore and mythology. The rise of Christianity put the kibosh on it--the gospel hits the number one best-seller list and everything else gets remaindered. - Barbara Hall


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  • ‘Focus of folklore studies should be desi knowledge’
    The focus of folk studies and research should be indigenous or desi knowledge as they hold the key to the solutions for many of the complex problems and issues of the contemporary world, the former... Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'
  • A rank-holder again after half a century
    Folklore Studies fetches T.P. Visalakshi her second MA rank at the age of 69. Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'
  • Folklore varsity to set up museums in universities
    Karnataka Folklore University plans to set up folklore museums on the premises of universities in the State and has sought assistance for the purpose.Addressing presspersons on the universit... Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'

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