Horon (dance)

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Horon with kemenche
Children from Turkey perform folk dance

Horon (Pontic: χορόν, romanized: khorón)[1] is a traditional folk dance from Pontus or Eastern Black Sea Region in Turkey.[2]

Name[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The term horon derives from Greek choros (Greek: χορός, romanizedkhorós), which means "dance." The earliest instance of its usage in a Turkic language is in Codex Cumanicus from 1303.[1]

Variants[edit]

In Ordu and Giresun, the term horan is used instead of horon.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nişanyan, Sevan. "horon". NişanyanSözlük. Retrieved 7 November 2022.
  2. ^ a b Gazimihal, Mahmut R. (1991). Türk halk oyunları kataloğu (in Turkish). Kültür Bakanlığı. p. 152. ISBN 978-975-17-0920-2. Retrieved 7 November 2022.