[oh-bee-uh] /ˈoʊ bi ə/

a form of belief involving sorcery, practiced in parts of the West Indies, South America, the southern U.S., and Africa.
a fetish or charm used in practicing obeah.
another word for obi2

“sorcery, witchcraft” among blacks in Africa and the W.Indies, 1760, from a West African word, e.g. Efik (southern Nigeria) ubio “a thing or mixture left as a charm to cause sickness or death,” Twi ebayifo “witch, wizard, sorcerer.”


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