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macumba

[ muh-koom-buh ]
/ məˈkʊm bə /
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noun
a Brazilian cult incorporating the use of fetishes and sorcery and deriving largely from African practices.
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Origin of macumba

Borrowed into English from Portuguese around 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for macumba

Macumba
/ (Portuguese maˈkumba) /

noun
a religious cult in Brazil that combines Christian and voodoo elements
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