Definition of macumba in English:

macumba

Syllabification: ma·cum·ba
Pronunciation: /məˈko͝ombə
 
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noun

  • A black religious cult practiced in Brazil, using sorcery, ritual dance, and fetishes.
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    • Macumba originated with African slaves shipped to Brazil in the 1550's, who continued to worship their African Gods.
    • Of the several Macumba sects in Brazil, the most important are Candomblé and Umbanda.

Origin

Portuguese.

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