noun \ˌsan-tə-ˈrē-ə, ˌsän-\

Definition of SANTERIA

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

Variants of SANTERIA

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

Origin 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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