1A type of wooden trumpet-like musical instrument used by the Mbuti people of the Ituri forest (Democratic Republic of Congo).
2Among the Mbuti people: a religious festival or ritual marking an important occasion such as marriage, death, etc., and characterized by the singing of particular songs.
1950s. From Lese molimo.
Among the Sotho speakers of eastern and southern Africa: the supreme being, the Christian God.
Mid 19th century. From Southern Sotho molimo (medial -l- is not phonetically distinct from-d-, but is the spelling used), shortened from moholimo person who is in the sky from mo-, personal class prefix + holimo above, in the sky.