A traditional dance created by the Garifuna who were Blacks who refused slavery and were kicked out of st. Vincent and migrated to Central America. Punta is mostly heard in Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala.
Garifuna dance punta to celebrate the life of the dead! they believe that when you die, you're in a stupor and not yet gone. So they dance one last time with you, and also to celebrate your life...
by hector83 November 07, 2011
If the president of the United States is named George W. Bush, and you have need of a circumstance in which to refer to him by a code name, you could call him "the punta."
Enraged Environmentalist: "Damn! The punta pulled us out of the Kyoto accords!"
by Ludwig Van Beehtoven March 17, 2005