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- n. Any of various local deities, human or animal and represented by small idols, once worshipped by the Caribbean peoples of the Taino culture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A peculiar kind of image or idol, carved to represent some animal or the human form, found among the aboriginal inhabitants of the islands of the West Indies. They were usually of stone, and are still found occasionally on the islands. They are supposed to represent the ancestor or tutelary god of the clan.
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