Definition of Umbanda in English:


Line breaks: Um|banda
Pronunciation: /ʊmˈbandə


[mass noun]
  • A Brazilian folk religion combining elements of macumba, Roman Catholicism, and South American Indian practices: [as modifier]: Umbanda rites
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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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