[ koom-bee-uh; Spanish koom-byah ]
/ ˈkʊm bi ə; Spanish ˈkum byɑ /
a type of Latin American dance music of Colombian origin, similar to salsa and using guitars, accordions, bass guitar, and percussion.
a dance performed to this music.
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Origin of cumbia
First recorded in 1860–65; from American Spanish; origin uncertain
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