/ (əˈrɪʃə) /
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any of the minor gods or spirits of traditional Yoruba religion and its S American and Caribbean offshoots such as Santeria and Candomblé
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Word Origin for orisha
from Yoruba orisha and the Portuguese spelling orixá
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