Definition of Macumba

1. Noun. (Brazil) followers of a religious cult of African origin.

Generic synonyms: Cult
Category relationships: Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic Of Brazil



2. Noun. Popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult.

3. Noun. A Brazilian religious cult of African origin; combines voodoo elements with singing and chanting and dancing.
Generic synonyms: Cult, Cultus, Religious Cult

Definition of Macumba

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Macumba

1. a religion practiced in Brazil [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macumba

maculature
macule
maculed
maculele
macules
maculiferous
maculing
maculocerebral
maculoerythematous
maculomancy
maculopapular
maculopapule
maculopathies
maculopathy
maculose
macumba (current term)
macumbas
macushla
mad
mad-apple
mad-apples
mad-dog skullcap
mad-dog weed
mad apple
mad as a March hare
mad as a cut snake
mad as a fish
mad as a hatter
mad cow

Literary usage of Macumba

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1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1889)
"We satisfied ourselves that there could be no doubt that the flood waters of the macumba pass up the valley we had followed and join the Finke waters, ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1900)
"oora tribe, occupying the country from macumba river nearly to Alton Downs. The southern end of their country is watered by the macumba river and the lower ..."

3. Manual of Physical Geography of Australia by Henry Beresford de la Poer Wall (1883)
"The macumba is formed by the united waters of the Stephenson and Alberga. ... It joins the Stephenson at Mt. Alexander, and thence, as the macumba, ..."

4. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1902)
"macumba from " maka " fire, because the Mura-mura Makata- kaba there burned a ... where the macumba enters Lake Eyre. Pandi refers to a beast of legendary ..."

5. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"Followers of African and syncretistic religions such Candomble, Xango, macumba, and Umbanda constitute roughly 4 percent of the population. ..."

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