Chiriatti is typically Salento from Lecce, Martano and Copertino above all, but also from Lecce, Nardò, Melendugno, Carpignano Salentino, Galatina, Calimera, Minervino di Lecce and Aradeo, and Cellino San Marco and San Pietro Vernotico in Brindisi, Chiriatto, practically unique, it is from the Lecce area, should derive from a nickname probably originated from the trade of auctioneer played by the founders, referring to the ancient Greek term ??????? kerytto (ban, announce), but it is also possible to derive from the ancient Greek term ?????? kyrios (master, referee).
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