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Macumba

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Macumba is an Afro-Brazilian religion, common in many parts of Brazil. In some regions, notably Rio de Janeiro, it is closely akin, if not identical, to Candomblé. However, Macumba is also a distinct cult, more akin to European witchcraft.

The word "macumba" is frequently used in Brazil to refer to any ritual or religion of African origin (as slang), although it's generally seen as a pejorative term that might offend practitioners.

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