One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Jamaican folk religion combining revivalism with ancestor worship and spirit possession.
- ‘Consequently, Jamaican Christians and Afro-centric religions (Myalism, Pocomania, Shango) bury their dead after performing special rites or a formal church service.’
- ‘Kumina is the musical component of the Spiritist religion Pocomania.’
1930s: probably a Hispanicized form of a local word, the second element being interpreted as -mania.
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