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sangoma

(sæŋˈɡəʊmə; -ˈɡɔːmə)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) South African a witch doctor, healer, or herbalist
[from Zulu isangoma]
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Noun1.sangoma - a traditional Zulu healer and respected elder
healer, therapist - a person skilled in a particular type of therapy
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sangoma

noun (S. African) witch doctor, healer, shaman They paid a sangoma to cast a spell on their enemies.
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As the Zulu kingdom rose, Zulu-speaking inyangas (herbalists) and isangomas (diviners) encountered new diseases brought by colonialism, as well as new methods of healing.