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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 , the Caribbean
Caribbean
, and the southern United States
United States
. They derive from traditional African religions of Africa and Native American religions , with some influence from 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
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 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 , Mexico
Mexico
, Panama
Panama
, Puerto Rico , United States
United States
, Uruguay
Uruguay
, Venezuela
Venezuela

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

Palo Cuba
Cuba
Kongo Dominican Republic , 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 Dahomean religion United States
United States

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

Obeah Jamaica
Jamaica
Akan religion , Odinani the Bahamas , Barbados
Barbados
, Belize
Belize
, Dominica
Dominica
, Grenada , Guyana , Suriname , Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
, Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands
, United States
United States
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 Akan religion Guyana , Netherlands
Netherlands
, United States
United States

Spiritual Baptist Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Yoruba religion the Bahamas , Barbados
Barbados
, Canada
Canada
, Jamaica
Jamaica
, United States
United States

Trinidad Orisha Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Yoruba United States
United States

Louisiana Voodoo
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 ) * Comfa (mixture of Odinani , Akan religion , Kongo , and Yoruba religion and knowledge traditions, along with Indigenous American, Asian, and European elements, Guyana ) * Xangô de Recife ( Yoruba religion , Brazil
Brazil
) * Xangô do Nordeste ( Yoruba religion , Brazil
Brazil
) * Santo Daime
Santo Daime
(folk Catholicism and Spiritism , Brazil
Brazil
) * Espiritismo (mixture of Indigenous American, African, European, and Asian beliefs, Puerto Rico ) * Hoodoo (mixture of West African, Indigenous American, and European traditions, Mississippi Delta ) * Santa Muerte
Santa Muerte
(The veneration of Saint Death. A mixture of Aztec mythology, Santeria , and folk Catholicism ) Primarily in Mexico
Mexico
, and the United States
United States

SEE ALSO

* Black theology

REFERENCES

* ^ For an extended discussion on Palo's history, see: Dodson, Jualynne E. (2008). Sacred spaces and Religious Traditions in Oriente Cuba.