Lucumí people

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Regions with significant populations
Vernacular: Caribbean Spanish: Cuban Spanish; Liturgical: Lucumí
Related ethnic groups
Afro-Cubans, Afro-Latinos, Yorubas

The Lucumí people (alternatively spelt as Lukumí)[1][2] are an Afro-Cuban ethnic group[3] of Yoruba ancestry[4] that practice La Regla Lucumí, otherwise known as Regla de Ocha or the Santería religion.[5][6] The Lucumi people are also found in Colombia.

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  1. ^ Sherwin K. Bryant; Rachel Sarah O'Toole; Ben Vinson. Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora (Volume 97 of New Black Studies Series). University of Illinois Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-252-0366-37.
  2. ^ W. Michael Ashcraft; Eugene V. Gallagher (2006). Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America: African diaspora traditions and other American innovations. Greenwood. ISBN 9780275987121.
  3. ^ Ellen Koskoff (2008). The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Africa ; South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean ; The United States and Canada ; Europe ; Oceania. Routledge. p. 264. ISBN 978-0-4159-94-03-3.
  4. ^ David Lindenfied; Miles Richardson (2011). Beyond Conversion and Syncretism: Indigenous Encounters with Missionary Christianity, 1800-2000. Berghahn books. p. 142. ISBN 978-0-8574-52-18-4.
  5. ^ George Brandon. Santeria from Africa to the New World. Indiana University Press. p. 56.
  6. ^ Tony M. Kail (2008). Magico-Religious Groups and Ritualistic Activities: A Guide for First Responders. CRC Press. pp. 41–42. ISBN 978-1-420-0518-72.