Definition of Umbanda in English:

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Umbanda

Pronunciation: /ʊmˈbandə/

noun

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

Origin

Portuguese.

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