Etymology
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shamanism (n.)

1780, from shaman + -ism. Related: Shamanistic.

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Definitions of shamanism

shamanism (n.)
any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes);
shamanism (n.)
an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans;
Synonyms: Asian shamanism
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