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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Russian
Origin: Tungus saman

shaman

noun
     
Related topics: Religion
sha‧man [countable]
RR someone in some tribes, who is a religious leader and is believed to be able to talk to spirits and cure illnesses
shamanism noun [uncountable]

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