What is another word for tabu?

152 synonyms found


[ tˈabuː], [ tˈabuː], [ t_ˈa_b_uː]

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How to use "Tabu" in context?

The term "tabu" is derived from the Polynesian word tapu, meaning sacred or forbidden. Within Polynesian culture, there are a number of taboos that are observed by both the members of the society and by outsiders. Many of these taboos are related to religion, ancestor worship and traditional ceremonies.

One of the most famous taboos is the prohibition of cannibalism. This taboo is observed by the people of Polynesia not only because it is regarded as immoral, but also because it is dangerous.

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