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folk

adjective [not gradable]  us   /foʊk/
traditional to or typical of the people of a particular group or country: folk art/dance
Translations of “folk”
in Arabic ناس…
in Korean 사람들…
in Malaysian orang…
in French gens…
in Turkish insanlar, halk, halk türküsü…
in Italian gente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人們, (尤指某一群體或類型的)人們…
in Russian люди, народная музыка…
in Polish ludzie, folk…
in Vietnamese người…
in Spanish gente…
in Portuguese pessoas, povo, gente…
in Thai ประชาชน…
in German die Leute (pl.)…
in Catalan gent…
in Japanese 人々…
in Indonesian rakyat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人们, (尤指某一群体或类型的)人们…
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