Santería

or San·te·ri·a

[ sahn-tuh-ree-uh ]

noun
  1. (sometimes lowercase) a religion merging the worship of Yoruba deities with veneration of Roman Catholic saints: practiced in Cuba and spread to other parts of the Caribbean and to the United States by Cuban emigrés.

Origin of Santería

1
First recorded in 1980–85; from Latin American Spanish, equivalent to santer(o) “person practicing Santería” (Spanish sant(o) saint + -ero, from Latin -ārius -ary) +-ía -ia

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British Dictionary definitions for Santeria

Santeria

/ (ˌsæntəˈrɪə) /


noun
  1. a Caribbean religion composed of elements from both traditional African religion and Roman Catholicism

Origin of Santeria

1
American Spanish, literally: holiness

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