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Portuguese word zumbi comes from Kimbundu nzumbi.

Zumbi etymology ?

Zumbi detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nzumbi Kimbundu (kmb)
zumbi Portuguese (por) (Brazil, fiction) zombie (the undead). (Brazil, figurative) zombie (human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion). (Brazil, historical) the leader of a quilombo (runaway slave settlement). (Brazil, voodoo) zombie (person, usually undead, animated by unnatural forces).