a religion of the Caribbean region that originated in Cuba, based on Yoruban deities worshiped as Roman Catholic saints in rites that sometimes include the sacrifice of animals
Origin of Santeriafrom Spanish santería, sanctity, holiness from santo, holy, saint from Classical Latin sanctus: see saint
An African-based religion similar to voodoo, originating in Cuba, which combines the worship of traditional Yoruban deities with the worship of Roman Catholic saints.
Origin of SanteriaFrom American Spanish santería worship of saints from Spanish santo saint from Old Spanish from Late Latin sānctus ; see saint .
- Alternative form of santerÃa.