A moko jumbie
(also known as "moko jumbi" or "mocko jumbie") is a stilts walker
or dancer. The origin of the term may come from "Moko" (a possible reference to an African god) and "jumbi
", a West Indian
term for a ghost or spirit that may have been derived from the Kongo language
The Moko Jumbies are thought to originate from West African
tradition brought to the Caribbean.
A Moko Jumbie character may wear colorful garb and carnival masks. They also frequent festivals and celebrations such as Trinidad and Tobago Carnival