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ngoma

(əŋˈɡəʊmə; əŋˈɡɒm-)
n
(Instruments) E African a type of drum
[Swahili]
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Following informal KAR policy, John Nunneley's battalion allowed its soldiers to stage dances and beer drinks, known as ngomas, under the supervision of senior African non-commissioned officers.
Ngoma (music drum) Thungwa (pot like music drum) Murumba (long music drum)
Unlike the inyangas, sangomas have been initiated into what John Janzen (1992: 1-3) termed the ngoma cult: an ancient set of rules, rituals and practices that is known in the whole southern half of Africa, with the necessary variations.