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Definitions of "Myal"

1. Myal (Noun)


Myal is a spiritual dance form rooted in Jamaican Maroon culture, incorporating ritualistic movements, storytelling, and African religious traditions.

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posted by anonymous on June 4, 2023

2. Myal


A form of Caribbean white magic that became a religious cult. Myal practices included the usage of herbal medicine and the capture and control of duppies (ghosts) for positive purposes. Many of its features have been incorporated into Kumina and other revival religions.

Example Sentences

Patois: Shi gone a di myal ceremony fi get rid of har demons
English: She went to the myal ceremony to get rid of her demons

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posted by anonymous on August 18, 2015