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Saturday, 12 May 2018

The meaning of Babalawo(baba alawo)

Babalawo in Yoruba language means:a herbalist. A custodian of  oracle that IFA (Ifa-Olokun asoro dola)
Babaaláwo or Babalawo (Babalao orBabalaô in Latin America; literally meaning 'father of the mysteries' in theYoruba language) is a spiritual title that denotes a priest of the Ifá oracle. Ifá is adivination system that represents the teachings of the Orisha Orunmila, the Orisha of Wisdom, who in turn serves as the oracular representative ofOlodumare. A Babalawo's female counterpart is known as an Iyanifa.

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