Definition of ryot in English:


Syllabification: ry·ot
Pronunciation: /ˈrīət


An Indian peasant or tenant farmer.
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  • 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'.

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