from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A storyteller in western Africa who perpetuates the oral tradition and history of a village or family.
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- n. West African storyteller who passes on oral traditions, a wandering musician and poet.
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- n. a storyteller in West Africa; perpetuates the oral traditions of a family or village
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; see create.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French griot. (Wiktionary)