from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An African-based religion similar to voodoo, originating in Cuba and Brazil, which combines the worship of traditional Yoruban deities with the worship of Roman Catholic saints.


From American Spanish santería, worship of saints, from Spanish santo, saint, from Old Spanish, from Late Latin sānctus; see saint.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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  • It also has elements of Santeria, which is a blend of Christian saint worship and West African religious traditions.


  • Obá Ernesto Pichardo, founder of the Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, unveiled two 60-year-old copies of a sacred book of the Yoruba-Lukumi religion, aka Santeria, at Florida International University Friday afternoon.

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  • Bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh took the stage at the Catina Los Tres Hombres on Feb. 28 with a new singer named Rome to play a short set of Sublime songs that included "Wrong Way," "Santeria" and the band's biggest hit, "What I Got."

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  • "Santeria," and "Wrong Way," along with Nowell's impromptu solo version of Bob Marley's

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  • Ramirez dedicated the first song, "Crazy Fool," to Nowell, then competently led the amphitheater sing-along through classics like "Santeria," "Wrong Way,"

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  • Below, watch live video of hits like "Santeria" and "What I Got"!

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