Definition of obeah in English:
A kind of sorcery practiced especially in the Caribbean.
- Informal social control occurs through peer pressure, gossip, and fear of harmful magic known as obeah.
- Although it has been illegal for a long time, obeah, the traditional witchcraft of the Caribbean, still exists.
- Some still fear the African-derived black magic called obeah that is common in the Caribbean region.
Twi, from bayi 'sorcery'.
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