Definition of macumba in English:


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Pronunciation: /məˈkʊmbə


[mass noun]
  • A religious cult practised among black people 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.



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