folkway

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From folk +‎ way.

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folkway (plural folkways)

  1. A custom or belief common to members of a society or culture
    • 1996, Roberto Gonzalez Echevarría, ‎Enrique Pupo-Walker, The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature:
      Avila was certainly well prepared to comment authoritatively on the folkways of his ancestors; he spoke fluent Quechua and had spent many years among the Peruvian Indians as a missionary.

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