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Feb 12 2020 21

Syncretic is an adjective that means combining different forms of belief or practice.

The Greek word synkrētismos (sink ray TISS mos) refers to a federation of Cretan states. By the 19th century, its offspring syncretic had entered English. Although frequently used in a religious context, it may also refer to music, cultures or anything else characterized by a melding of more than one tradition.

The music of that tribe is very syncretic. It evolved from the influence of a number of nearby tribes.