ryot

ryot

[rahy-uht]
noun (in India)
1.
a peasant.
2.
a person who holds land as a cultivator of the soil.

Origin:
1615–25; < Hindi raiyat < Persian < Arabic raʿīyah subjects, literally, flock

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ryot (ˈraɪət)
 
n
(in India) a peasant or tenant farmer
 
[C17: from Hindi ra`īyat, from Arabic ra`īyah flock, peasants, from ra`ā pasture]

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