Black slaves shipped to South America in the 1550s brought the worship of African Gods, or orishas, to Brazil.
Brazil, 16th century
Quimbanda is a revival of native African traditions and is practiced by black Brazilians primarily in the urban areas of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Maranhão and Pernambuco.
The name Quimbanda comes from the Kimbundu language of Angola and means healer or diviner.
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