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ñáñigo: occult character
anana: pineapple, piña
bachata: fiesta, party
bámbula: danza negra - black dance
bambú: planta gramínea - plant (used in construction) bamboo
bochinche: pelea - fight
bomba: baile negroide - black style dance (Puerto Rico)
burundanga: mezcla informe de cosas heterogéneas, plato de comida - dish made with a mix of heterogeneous ingredients.
cafolé: cafe con leche - coffee with milk ( a slang word)
fufú: hechizo - spell
funche: plato a base de harina de maiz - corn meal based dish
gandinga: sopó a base de riñones, hígado y corazón de cerdo - a soup like dish made with pork liver, heart, kidneys and codiments.
congo: tambor - type of drum
grifería: pelo ensortijado - black hair
jungla: selva - jungle
malanga: tubérculo semejante a la yautía - edible root similar to the yautía
Mondongo: sopón de entrañas de cerdo y vegetales - soup made using pork stomack and vegetables
Pasa: mechón de pelo ensortijado - black hair