Definition of Santeria in English:

Santeria

Syllabification: San·te·ri·a
Pronunciation: /ˌsan(t)əˈrēə
 
/
(also Santería)

noun

A pantheistic Afro-Cuban religious cult developed from the beliefs and customs of the Yoruba people and incorporating some elements of the Catholic religion.
More example sentences
  • What's the difference between voodoo, hoodoo, santeria, and candomble?
  • Bored by the slogans and hard labor, she eventually is drawn to the African-Cuban religion santeria, giving her some spiritual peace before her death.
  • Many of those who call themselves Catholics are also adherents of an Afro-Cuban religious tradition known as santeria.

Origin

Spanish, literally 'holiness'.

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