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Besides Grave in Spanish, Tumba can refer to:


  • Tumba, Sweden - a town in Botkyrka, Sweden.
  • Tumba, Rwanda - a town in Rulindo District, Rwanda.
  • Tumba (Skopje) - an ancient Neolithic settlement in the Republic of Macedonia.
  • Tumba (Vranje) - a village in the Vranje municipality of southern Serbia.
  • Tumba Peak (Šar) - a mountain peak in south-east Kosovo.
  • Tumba Peak (Belasica) - a mountain peak where the borders of Bulgaria, Greece and the Republic of Macedonia meet
  • Tumba Peak (Cherna gora) - a mountain peak in western Bulgaria
  • Lake Tumba - a lake in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Bara Tumba - an ancient living area from Neolithic times in the Republic of Macedonia.
  • Veluška Tumba - an ancient living area from Neolithic times in the Republic of Macedonia.


  • Tumba (music genre) is a native musical form that is played in Aruba and Curaçao. Jan Gerard Palm was the first composer to write Tumbas.
  • Tumba (drum) - a rare kind of thin drum.
  • The tumba is the largest drum of the conga family.
  • Tumba francesa ('French tumba') is the name for a style of music brought from Haiti to Cuba following the Haitian slave rebellion of 1791.
  • Tumba is also the Panamanian colloquial name for a folkloric drum about 3 feet high, a foot across, mounted on a stand. It is struck with the hands.
  • Tumba Sound is a band from Fredericton New Brunswick Canada formed in the summer of 2010.
  • A tumba (or toomba) is a resonator on Indian musical instruments such as the sitar or sarod.


  • Sven Tumba, former Swedish ice hockey and golf player


  • IFK Tumba FK, Swedish football club
  • IFK Tumba Hockey, Swedish ice hockey club


  • Tumba Bruk - the printing company responsible for manufacturing of the Swedish krona banknotes, located in Tumba.
  • Another spelling for Thumba, India's first rocket launching site.
  • Tumba (drink) A Nepalese alcoholic beverage made from fermented millet or other cereals.
  • Tumba (Kongo) are stone figures that the Kongo people placed on the graves of powerful people.
Tumba (drum)

The tumba is a kind of long, thin drum, whose pitch depends on the part of the head being hit.

Tumbas appear in Leroy Anderson's Jazz Pizzicato (1949) and Fiddle-Faddle (1952), Hans Werner Henze's opera The English Cat (1983), as well as the music of various Latin American dance bands. Also Karlheinz Stockhausen's Kreuzspiel (1951).

Tumba (Vranje)

Tumba is a village in the municipality of Vranje, Serbia. According to the 2002 census, the village has a population of 44 people.

Tumba (Kongo)

The Kongo place stone figures called tumba (a Ki-Kongo word, pl. bitumba) on the graves of powerful people. Bitumba were created in Zaire and Angola during the nineteenth century and the first part of the twentieth. The term tumba comes from the old Portuguese word for “tomb”— this genre may have been inspired by grave monuments for European merchants and missionaries in Kongo cemeteries.

Tumba (music)

Tumba is a musical form native to Aruba and Curaçao. It is of African origin, although the music has developed since it was introduced on the island in the 17th century. The Curaçao-born composer Jan Gerard Palm was the first composer to write Curaçao tumbas. The lyrics can be very explicit. Nowadays the Tumba takes influences from the merengue and Latin jazz.