Definition of folkway
: a mode of thinking, feeling, or acting common to a given group of people; especially : a traditional social custom
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Smithsonian Folkways, the nonprofit recording label of the Smithsonian Institution, will keep recordings of all the music and burn CDs with copies of the liner notes for roots music fans who order them in the future.
Unlike on Long Island, relations between the Russians visiting the Maryland compound and local residents have generally been placid — even if the Russians did not always adopt the local folkways.
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