Culture September 10, 2018 at 05:00 pm

7 phrases that you thought were American but actually come from Africa

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Farida Dawkins September 10, 2018 at 05:00 pm

September 10, 2018 at 05:00 pm | Culture

 

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Zombie

The definition of a zombie is a corpse in a trance-like or sleep state.

Zombie comes from the Kikongo word Zumbi which translates to fetish. It can also come from the Kimbundu word Nzumbi which means ghost.

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