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AFRO-AMERICAN RELIGIONS (also known as AFRICAN DIASPORIC RELIGIONS or NEW WORLD TRADITIONS) are a number of related religions that developed in the Americas
Americas
in various nations of Latin America
Latin America
, the Caribbean
Caribbean
, and the southern United States
United States
. They derive from traditional African religions of Africa with some influence from Christianity
Christianity
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Characteristics * 2 List of traditions * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

CHARACTERISTICS

Afro-American religions involve veneration of the dead , and include a creator deity along with a pantheon of divine spirits such as the Orisha , Loa
Loa
, Nkisi , and Alusi , among others. In addition to the religious syncretism of these various African traditions, many also incorporate elements of Indigenous American religion, Spiritism , Spiritualism
Spiritualism
and Christianity.

LIST OF TRADITIONS

AFRO-AMERICAN RELIGIONS

RELIGION LOCATION ANCESTRAL ROOTS ALSO PRACTICED IN REMARKS

Candomblé
Candomblé
Brazil
Brazil
Yoruba religion , Kongo Argentina
Argentina
, Colombia
Colombia
, Uruguay
Uruguay
, Venezuela
Venezuela
, United States
United States

Umbanda
Umbanda
Brazil
Brazil
Yoruba religion Argentina
Argentina
, Uruguay
Uruguay
, Venezuela
Venezuela
, United States
United States

Quimbanda Brazil
Brazil
Kongo Argentina
Argentina
, Uruguay
Uruguay
, United States
United States

Santería
Santería
Cuba
Cuba
Yoruba religion Argentina
Argentina
, Brazil
Brazil
, Colombia
Colombia
, Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
, Haiti
Haiti
, Mexico , Panama
Panama
, Belize
Belize
, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
, United States
United States
, Uruguay
Uruguay
, Venezuela
Venezuela

Cuban Vodú Cuba
Cuba
Dahomean religion Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
, United States
United States

Palo Cuba
Cuba
Kongo Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
, United States
United States

Abakuá Cuba
Cuba
Ekpe United States
United States
Secret society of the Anaang , Efik , Ibibio , Ekoi , and Igbo peoples.

Dominican Vudú Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Dahomean religion United States
United States

Haitian Vodou Haiti
Haiti
Dahomean religion Canada
Canada
, Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
, United States
United States
, France
France

Obeah
Obeah
Jamaica
Jamaica
Akan religion
Akan religion
, Odinani
Odinani
, Yoruba religion the Bahamas , Barbados
Barbados
, Belize
Belize
, Dominica
Dominica
, Grenada
Grenada
, Guyana
Guyana
, Suriname
Suriname
, Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
, Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands
, United States
United States
, Canada
Canada
, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, Australia
Australia
Similar to Hoodoo folk magic. Derives from the Igbo 'obia' (or dibia, Igbo : doctoring) traditions.

Kumina Jamaica
Jamaica
Kongo United States
United States

Winti Suriname
Suriname
Akan religion
Akan religion
Guyana
Guyana
, Netherlands
Netherlands
, United States
United States
, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, Canada
Canada

Spiritual Baptist Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Yoruba religion the Bahamas , Barbados
Barbados
, Guyana
Guyana
, Suriname
Suriname
, Canada
Canada
, Jamaica
Jamaica
, Belize
Belize
, United States
United States
, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, Australia
Australia

Trinidad Orisha Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Yoruba religion United States
United States
, Canada
Canada
, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, Australia
Australia

Louisiana Voodoo Southern United States Dahomean religion United States
United States

Other closely related regional faiths include:

* Puerto Rican Vudú or Sanse ( Dahomean religion , Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
) * Comfa (mixture of Odinani
Odinani
, Akan religion
Akan religion
, Kongo , and Yoruba religion and knowledge traditions, along with Indigenous American, Asian, and European elements,