Definitions for "Abaku"
Afro-Cuban secret male society derived from those prevalent in West Africa's Calabar region (southeastern Nigeria and western Cameroon). Also known as the ñáñigo.
Secret societies originating in the Calabar region between Nigeria and Cameroon. : The force within the Bata drums.
1. A secret fraternal society formed in Cuba by descendants of the Calabar tribe, referred to as the Carabalí. 2. The ritual music and dance of the Abakuá sect, which has greatly influenced Cuban secular forms such as rumba.