In a 1700 dictionary the word “fandango” is defined as noisy music with drums and which people from the “Indies” do very well.
This rhythm arrives to Spain and expands widely. It joins other rhythms such as jotas and seguirillas which are today known as “fandango”.
“Fanda” in Kikongo, one of the Bantú languages, means party.
“Engó” is a suffix that indicates that the word is African.