20 U.S. Code § 2102 - Definitions
DefinitionsAs used in this subchapter—
the term “American folklife” means the traditional expressive culture shared within the various groups in the United States: familial, ethnic, occupational, religious, regional; expressive culture includes a wide range of creative and symbolic forms such as custom, belief, technical skill, language, literature, art, architecture, music, play, dance, drama, ritual, pageantry, handicraft; these expressions are mainly learned orally, by imitation, or in performance, and are generally maintained without benefit of formal instruction or institutional direction;
the term “group” includes any State or public agency or institution and any nonprofit society, institution, organization, association, or establishment in the United States;
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