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The meaning of "mumbo jumbo"

" Mumbo jumbo "
Nonsense or meaningless speech.
His speech about magical phenomenology seemed to make sense at the time but now I realise it was just mumbo-jumbo.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 18th century. Deriving from an African source.
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