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Santería

[sahn-tuh-ree-uh] /ˌsɑn təˈri ə/
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 U.S. by Cuban emigrés.
Also, Santeria.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85; < American Spanish, = santer(o) person practicing Santería (Spanish sant(o) saint + -ero < Latin -ārius -ary) + -ía -ia
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Santeria

/ˌsæntəˈrɪə/
noun
1.
a Caribbean religion composed of elements from both traditional African religion and Roman Catholicism
Word Origin
American Spanish, literally: holiness
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Word Origin and History for santerias

santeria

n.

Afro-Cuban religion, 1950, from Spanish, literally "holiness, sanctity."

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