Definition of Umbanda in English:


Syllabification: Um·ban·da
Pronunciation: /o͝omˈbändə


  • A Brazilian folk religion combining elements of macumba, Roman Catholicism, and South American Indian practices.
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    • Temples practice both Umbanda, a syncretic variant with strong Spiritist and Catholic influences, and Batuque.
    • Created with practitioners of Cuban Santeria, Haitian Vodou, and Brazilian Umbanda, it shows ritual and social practices as they existed in New York City in 1999.
    • This was accomplished by identifying the religion primarily with Umbanda.



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