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goombay

[ goom-bey, goom- ]
/ ˈgʊm beɪ, ˈgum- /
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noun

the style of calypso music or rhythm popular in the Bahamas.

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Origin of goombay

Compare Jamaican English gombay a drum, said to be <Kongo ŋgoma, ŋkumbi drum (or a cognate Bantu word)
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