Definition of Kumina in English:

Kumina

noun

  • A Jamaican religious ceremony involving music, dancing, and supposed possession by spirits.

    • ‘Another important point is that in this text myal is a combination of various religious practices, including Myalism and Kumina, which aims to exorcise sources of evil from both within and without the community.’
    • ‘African-Caribbean religious practices such as revivalism, Kumina, and Rastafarianism have especially significant African influences.’

Origin

Perhaps from a Kimbundu word meaning possession, to see.

Pronunciation:

Kumina

/ˈkʌmiːnə/