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Santeria

noun San·te·ria \ˌsan-tə-ˈrē-ə, ˌsän-\

Definition of Santeria

  1. :  a religion practiced originally in Cuba in which Yoruba deities are identified with Roman Catholic saints



Variants of santeria

also

Santería

play \ˌsan-tə-ˈrē-ə, ˌsän-\

Origin and Etymology of santeria

American Spanish santería, from santero practitioner of Santeria, from santo Yoruba deity, literally, saint's image, saint, from Spanish


First Known Use: 1950


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