The horn a fan blows at a soccer match in South Africa is an example of a vuvuzela.
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Origin of vuvuzela
- Of Zulu origin perhaps from Zulu vuvu imitative word expressing the idea of swelling up (perhaps in reference to the puffing out of the cheeks when blowing the vuvuzela) or akin to -vuvu in isivuvu bullroarer, and imitative of the vuvuzela's sound
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition