Definition of Kumina in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌmiːnə/


A Jamaican religious ceremony involving music, dancing, and supposed possession by spirits.
Example sentences
  • African-Caribbean religious practices such as revivalism, Kumina, and Rastafarianism have especially significant African influences.
  • Another important point is that in this text myal is a combination of various religious practices, including Myalism and Kumina, which aims to exorcise sources of evil from both within and without the community.


Perhaps from a Kimbundu word meaning 'possession, to see'.

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