juju

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juju

1. an object superstitiously revered by certain W African peoples and used as a charm or fetish
2. the power associated with a juju
3. a taboo effected by a juju
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m]ention has already been made of the African hunters' religion--Animism--and later developments of Jujuism, Pantheism and Fetishism.
Although their [Nilo-Hamites: "the Masai, the Nandi and the Teso"; Nilotes: "the Shilluk and Dinka"] belief in the powers of their supreme God and the spirits was based on Jujuism, their religious ceremonies and worship was that of African Animism.
Jujuism is an attempt by Africans to understand God as a Supreme Being who manifests Himself in natural phenomena, so that to a believer, the Supreme Being manifests Himself in different ways through different objects to different people and tribes.
The author also notes "one of the main differences between Jujuism and Fetishism.