May 15, 2019 by Lindy Lowry

a collective term for adherents of faiths that are usually specifically confined to a particular ethnic group rather than being open or universal. Encompasses (but not limited to) animists, ancestor-worshippers, polytheists, spirit-worshippers, shamanists, folk religionists, pantheists, cargo cults, tribal messianic movements and other such expressions of religious belief.