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obeah (n.)

"sorcery, witchcraft" among Africans in Africa and the West Indies, 1760, from a West African word, such as Efik (southern Nigeria) ubio "a thing or mixture left as a charm to cause sickness or death," Twi ebayifo "witch, wizard, sorcerer."

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Definitions of obeah from WordNet

obeah (n.)
(West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery;
Synonyms: obi
obeah (n.)
a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas;
Synonyms: obi
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