Santeria

noun San·te·ria \ˌsan-tə-ˈrē-ə, ˌsän-\
variants: or less commonly

Santería

play \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

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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