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murumba, noun

Plurals:
mirumba.
Origin:
VendaShow more Venda murumbu (plural mirumbu).
A small drum of the Venda people of the Northern Transvaal.
1931 H.A. Stayt BaVenda 316The small drum, marumba, is held between the legs at an angle, with the tympanum away from the body; it is beaten by being vigorously struck with the lower part of the palm of the hand and the fingers, giving a fairly high sharp note.
1951 T.V. Bulpin Lost Trails of Low Veld 20Around the fire the dark, gleaming bodies of the girls move, shufflingly, sinuously, while the drums, the baritone of the mirumba and the deep bass of the ngoma, thud out an intoxicating symphony.
A small drum of the Venda people of the Northern Transvaal.

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