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orisha

/əˈrɪʃə/
noun
1.
any of the minor gods or spirits of traditional Yoruba religion and its S American and Caribbean offshoots such as Santeria and Candomblé
Word Origin
from Yoruba orisha and the Portuguese spelling orixá

orixa

/əˈrɪʃə/
noun
1.
another name for orisha
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