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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley, Los Angeles .
Written in English


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Statementedited by T.O. Ranger and I.N. Kimambo.
SeriesCalifornia Library reprint series
ContributionsRanger, T. O. 1929-, Kimambo, Isaria N., University of California. Center for African Studies.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15058077M
ISBN 100520031792

West and Central Africa. The West African area is important because this is where the majority of slaves departed for the New World. Hence large elements of West African, particularly Yoruba, religion (blended with Catholicism) can be found in religions such as Vodun (also known as Voodoo) (Haiti), Candomblè (Brazil) and Santeria (Carribean).


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