Lucumi language

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Region The Americas (notably Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Dominican Republic)
Native speakers
(liturgical language)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 luq
Glottolog lucu1238[1]

Lucumí is a Yorùbá dialect spoken by practitioners of the Santería religion. It is also known as Yorùbá and Santería.[2] Lucumí is a liturgical language used in Santería's prayers, chants, and songs.[3]

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  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lucumi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ "Lucumi: A Language of Cuba (Ethnologue)". Retrieved 10 March 2010. 
  3. ^ George Brandon. Santeria from Africa to the New World. Indiana University Press. p. 56.