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mod1 Module 3 Lesson 2 - West African Religions - Glossary
Word Definition
Dinka

people of Southern Sudan

Vodun

or voodoo; an ancient West African religion.

jihad

a war to defend the Islamic faith.

  sacrifice

to offer something precious to a God or Gods.

  sorcerer

or botono; a person who uses the power of evil spirits to curse others.

  shahada

one of the five pillars of Islam; a declaration of faith in the oneness of God and acceptance of Muhammad as his prophet.

  salat

one of the five pillars of Islam; prayers performed by Muslims five times a day.

  zakat

one of the five pillars of Islam; the percentage of income set aside for those in need.

  fast

one of the five pillars of Islam; the act of going without food or drink for the month of Ramadan.

  witchcraft

the practice of magic or sorcery.

  bo

enemy; a person that another person hates.

  hajj

pilgrimage; a journey to a sacred or holy place.