Definition of macumba in English:

macumba

noun

  • A black religious cult practiced in Brazil, using sorcery, ritual dance, and fetishes.

    • ‘Macumba originated with African slaves shipped to Brazil in the 1550's, who continued to worship their African Gods.’
    • ‘Of the several Macumba sects in Brazil, the most important are Candomblé and Umbanda.’

Origin

Portuguese.

Pronunciation

macumba

/məˈko͝ombə/