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sangoma Line breaks: san|goma
Pronunciation: /saŋˈɡɔːma/

Definition of sangoma in English:


(In southern Africa) a traditional healer or diviner.
Example sentences
  • As a sangoma (traditional healer) who is also medically qualified, I see modern approaches to AIDS reaching an invisible limit as they confront the traditional approaches.
  • For the most part, these are still widely known only by the sangomas (traditional healers) and have yet to be recognized fully by scientific based western medicine.
  • Liam will spend a day in a traditional Zulu village where he can meet a sangoma (witch doctor) and enjoy a Zulu meal around a campfire.


From Zulu isangoma.

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