Other Word Forms of Obeah
Origin of Obeah
Origin uncertain. Apparently from a Caribbean creole, probably ultimately from a West African language. The OED points to Igbo abià (“knowledge, wisdom"), obìa (“doctor, healer").
West Indian English of West African origin Efik ubio anything noxious, something put in the ground to cause sickness or death, bad omen
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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