African traditional religion

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African traditional religions are the indigenous religious beliefs and practices of African peoples including various traditional religions. Many of these diverse faith traditions have some characteristics in common. Generally, they are oral rather than scriptural, include a belief in a deity, belief in ghosts, ancestor worship, use of magic, and traditional medicine. The role of humanity is generally seen as one of harmonizing nature with the supernatural.

Traditional religions include Candomble, Umbanda, Quimbanda in Brazil, Santeria in Cuba and the United States, Lucumi in the Caribbean and Vodun or Voodoo in Haiti and the United States.

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