Definition of griot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

griot

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡriːəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡriːoʊ//
 
 
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(in W Africa, especially in the past) a person who sings or tells stories about the history and traditions of their people and community
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