macumba

noun
ma·​cum·​ba | \mə-ˈküm-bə \

Definition of macumba 

: a polytheistic religion of African origin involving syncretistic elements and practiced mainly by Brazilian blacks in urban areas

First Known Use of macumba

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macumba

Brazilian Portuguese

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