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  1. a type of popular dance music combining Punjabi folk traditions with Western pop music, fusing traditional drum-based music with elements of reggae, ragga, hip-hop, rock, soul, and dance.
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Origin of bhangra

Borrowed into English from Punjabi around 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for bhangra


  1. a type of Asian pop music that combines elements of traditional Punjabi music with Western pop
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Word Origin

C20: from Hindi
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