Definition of Orisha in English:

Orisha

Syllabification: Or·i·sha
Pronunciation: /ˈôrəˌSHä
 
/

noun (plural same)

(In southern Nigeria) any of several minor gods. The term is also used in various religious cults of South America and the Caribbean.
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  • Shango Orisha represents the fire element and is hot and dry in nature.
  • Baba Raul Canizares is also doing a series of books concentrating on each of the various Orishas in Santeria.
  • Ifa is the major faith of the Yoruba people, and through it she has learned about various Orishas, or deities, of the faith.

Origin

Yoruba.

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