orisha

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orisha or orixa (əˈrɪʃə)
 
n
any of the minor gods or spirits of traditional Yoruba religion and its S American and Caribbean offshoots such as Santeria and Candomblé
 
[from Yoruba orisha and the Portuguese spelling orixá]
 
orixa or orixa
 
n
 
[from Yoruba orisha and the Portuguese spelling orixá]

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