What is a babalawo?

What is a babalawo? Here are some definitions.

  1. a Yoruba chieftaincy title that denotes a Priest of Ifá
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Reading with Babalawo, Palero, and Santero to better your future, luck, love, job and heath.
One can hardly imagine Obiako as a quiescent exegete accepting uncritically an explication by a babalawo.
Believers consult divination specialists or 'keepers of the secrets', known as babalawo in order to commune with the spirit world.
The babalawo observes that it is a child of Osun, or of Sango, or of Obataia.
There was a wooden outcropping along the wall that held framed photographs of this babalawo draped in coral beads, standing alongside other chiefs and dignitaries.
Of particular note, he received Ivanir dos Santos, a babalawo, or Afro-Brazilian priest.

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