An Indian peasant or tenant farmer.
More example sentences
- The Vice-Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and the Director of Seed Certification also visited the farm and answered the queries of the ryots.
- The unscrupulous ryots have been filling up open pits with tank water through a drain.
- Because, in the preceding years, the ryots underwent a severe prolonged spell of drought.
from Urdu raiyat, from Arabic ra῾īyya 'flock, subjects', from ra῾ā 'to pasture'.
Definition of ryot in:
- The British & World English dictionary