Choreia (Ancient Greek: χορεία) is a circle dance accompanied by singing (see Greek chorus, choros), in ancient Greece. Homer refers to this dance in his epic poem, the Iliad.


Cognates of choreia are used for circle dances in a number of other countries:


khorovod (коровод), in Russia

khora (хора), in Ukraine

hora, in Romania and Moldova

horo (хоро), in Bulgaria

oro (оро), in North Macedonia and Montenegro

kolo (коло), in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia

kola [ru] (кола), in Belarus

valle, in Albania

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