Definition of Pocomania in English:


Line breaks: Poco|mania
Pronunciation: /ˌpəʊkə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪə


[mass noun]
A Jamaican folk religion combining revivalism with ancestor worship and spirit possession.
More example sentences
  • Kumina is the musical component of the Spiritist religion Pocomania.
  • Consequently, Jamaican Christians and Afro-centric religions (Myalism, Pocomania, Shango) bury their dead after performing special rites or a formal church service.


1930s: probably a Hispanicized form of a local word, the second element being interpreted as -mania.

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