What country are maracas from?
What Are the Origins of Maracas? Rattles similar to maracas have existed for millennia in Africa, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas. The Araucanian people, who live in what is now central Chile, may have been the first to use the word maraca to describe a gourd rattle around 500 BC.
What maracas meaning?
maraca in American English
(məˈrɑːkə, -ˈrækə) noun. a gourd or a gourd-shaped rattle filled with seeds or pebbles and used, often in a pair, as a rhythm instrument. [1815–25; ‹ Pg ‹ Tupi maráka]
Is maracas and rattle the same?
Maracas come from Mexico. They are rattles, often made from gourds (a kind of squash), filled with dried seeds, beads or even tiny ball bearings that make them rattle. Maracas can also be made of wood or plastic; the sound they make depends on what they’re made of.