macumba

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese macumba (macumba; curse), from Kimbundu makôba.

Noun[edit]

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macumba (uncountable)

  1. A religious cult, having elements of sorcery, ritual dance and fetishes, from Brazil

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Kimbundu makôba.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

macumba f (plural macumbas)

  1. any Afro-Brazilian religion
  2. (Brazil) curse; hex