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Meaning of Santería

San•te•rí•a

Pronunciation: (sän"tu-rē'u), [key]
  1. (sometimes l.c.) 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.
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