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shamanism

play
noun sha·man·ism \-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of shamanism

  1. :  a religion practiced by indigenous peoples of far northern Europe and Siberia that is characterized by belief in an unseen world of gods, demons, and ancestral spirits responsive only to the shamans; also :  any similar religion

shamanist

play \-nist\ noun

shamanistic

play \ˌshä-mə-ˈnis-tik, ˌshā-mə-\ adjective


1780

First Known Use of shamanism

1780


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