Definition of sangoma noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sʌŋˈɡəʊmə//
, BrE//sʌŋˈɡɔːmə//
; NAmE NAmE//sʌŋˈɡoʊ//
(South African English)
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a person who is believed to have magic powers that can be used, for example, to find out why somebody is ill/sick or protect somebody from being harmed Word Originfrom Zulu isangoma.