jumbies

n. ghost, spirit (term used in the Caribbean Islands)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Jumbies — (JUM bees) Variations: Heg, SOUCAYANT In the Caribbean islands, the word jumbies refers collectively to any and all vampiric creatures of the night. They are described as looking like a CORPSE CANDLE flying through the night sky as they seek out… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

  • Jumbie — is a term akin to a Black ghost. Whereas Western culture sees a ghost as a white misty figure, jumbies are imagined as dark shadowy figures. This phenonemon is widely believed among the English speaking Caribbean states that were colonized by the …   Wikipedia

  • Culture of St. Kitts and Nevis — The culture of St. Kitts and Nevis, two small Caribbean islands forming one country, has grown mainly out of the West African traditions of the slave population brought in during the colonial period. French and British colonists both settled the… …   Wikipedia

  • Moko jumbie — dancers in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. A moko jumbie (also known as moko jumbi or mocko jumbie ) is a stilts walker or dancer. The origin of the term may come from Moko (a possible reference to an African god) and jumbi , a West Indian term …   Wikipedia

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  • Culture of Saint Kitts and Nevis — The culture of St. Kitts and Nevis, two small Caribbean islands forming one country, has grown mainly out of the West African traditions of the slave population brought in during the colonial period. French and British colonists both settled the… …   Wikipedia

  • Music of Montserrat — The music of Montserrat is influenced by Irish traditions, noticeable in the set dance like Bam chick lay, and the presence of fife and drum ensembles similar to the bodhrán. Natives are also witness to the jumbie dance, the style of which is… …   Wikipedia

  • Caribbean Carnival — is the term used for a number of events that take place in many of the Caribbean islands annually. The Caribbean s Carnivals all have several common themes based on folklore, culture, and religion, not on amusement rides.Carnival tradition is… …   Wikipedia

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  • Bogeyman — For other uses, see Bogeyman (disambiguation). Goya s Here Comes the Bogey Man (Aquí viene el Coco) c.1797 A bogeyman (also spelled bogieman, boogeyman or boogieman) is an amorphous imaginary …   Wikipedia

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