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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

macumba (plural macumbas)

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

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Kimbundu makôba.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

macumba f (plural macumbas)

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