Yoruba religion

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Yoruba religion is a traditional West African religion. It is the religion of the Yoruba people. It has influenced some off-shoot religious groups.[1] It is nowadays a minority religion.

One idea behind yoruba religion is that natural objects, like trees, rivers, stones, metal, have a spiritual existence.

The Yoruba religion has had great influence among Yoruba descendents in Cuba and some other Caribbean islands, and in the United States.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

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  1. Fakinlede, Kayode J. 2005. Beginners Yoruba
  2. Bolívar Aróstegui, Natalia 1990. Los orishas en Cuba. Havana. (in Spanish)
  3. Canizares, Raul 1993. Walking with the night: the Afro-cuban world of santeria. Rochester, VT: Destiny.
  4. Feraudy Espino, Heriberto 1993. Un acercamíento a nostreas raíces. Havana. (in Spanish)
  5. Gonzalez-Whippler, Migene 1982. The santeria experience. N.Y. Original Publications. ISBN 0-942272-15-3
  6. Lachataneré, Rómulo 1992. El sistema religioso de los afrocubanos. Havana. (in Spanish)
  7. Mason, Michael Atwood 2002. Living santeria: rituals and experiences in an Afro-Cuban religion. Washington: Smithsonian. ISBN 1-58834-077-5
  8. Murphy, Joseph M. 1988. Santería: an African religion in America. Boston:Beacon. ISBN 0-8070-1015-4
  9. Thompson, Robert Farris 1983. Flash of the spirit: African and Afro-American art & philosophy. N.Y. Vintage. ISBN 0-394-72369-4