Definitions starting with K

ID #2415


[cf. Kongo nkhiindu noise, riot (Carter p.c.)] n., Obs. a word of unknown meaning, chanted at a FIRE DANCE: 1891 The company clap their hands without ceasing all through the dance, chanting all the while in a sort of dreary monotone, "Oh, kindoiah! kindoiah! [two African words] Mary, come along!" (Stark 188).

Tags: dance, noun

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Last update: 2010-10-30 23:42
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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