List of folk music traditions

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Folk music is one of the major divisions of music, now often divided into traditional folk music and contemporary folk music. There are many styles of folk music, all of which can be classified into various traditions, generally based around some combination of ethnic, religious, tribal, political or geographic boundaries.

As well as dividing songs according to geography, it is possible to categorise them by subject matter:

Other folk music relates to social events:

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