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.
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.
Alternative form of santería.
Origin of santeria
- From American Spanish santería worship of saints from Spanish santo saint from Old Spanish from Late Latin sānctus saint
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition