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noun
Folk magic, sorcery, and religious practices derived from Central and West African origins. The practice is often associated with evil or black magic, but also used for luck, healing and love.
also known as
guzum, guzzu, science, vodou, voodoo
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verb
To cast a spell on, or to curse
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wrongone
11 years ago

Synonyms: necromancy, voodoo, witchcraft

Jamaica
Jamaica
howi
9 years ago

Derives from the beliefs of the akan peoples of ghana. The word oveah either comes from igbo obia which means doctoring or from akan obayi which means witchcraft, sorcery.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
KB
9 years ago

We use this term in Trinidad as well to describe black magic or bush magic, "Ah going by de obeah man for a rub down, I want a baby bad."

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Bobzyoy
7 years ago

The weird feeling I get whenever the duppy is around scares me shizless....don't know how the obeah man does it.

Guyana
Guyana
Fat Pussy
4 years ago

Obeah well known in Guyana 😂😂😂😂

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Madame
4 years ago

Listen here folks these were the practices we were doing long before the white man introduces their white god to us and I know you saw what happened after he was introduced. We need to go back to our roots. Nothing about this is scary, it has been portrayed to be seen as scary because they know the true power behind it.