Definition of ngoma in English:

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Pronunciation: /(ə)NGˈɡōmə/


(In East Africa) a dance; a night of dancing and music.
Example sentences
  • The ngoma is where traditional music is played, but it's no rock concert.
  • Björn Merker has noted that the Greek mousiké encompasses melody, dance, and poetry, while the Bantu ngoma covers drumming, singing, dancing and festivity and the Blackfoot saapup covers singing, dancing, and ceremony.


Kiswahili, literally 'drum, dance, music'.

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Syllabification: ngo·ma

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