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Image of a 19th-century illustration of an obeah figure of a seated figure confiscated from a black man named Alexander Ellis
Obia figa kanfiskiet frah wah blak man niem Aligzanda Elis (Alexander Ellis) wen deh ares im pah sospishan a praktis az 'obia-man' ina Morant Bie, Jumieka ina 1887.[1]

Obia (sohtaim spel Obi, Obea, ar Uobia),[2] a toerm yuuz ina di Wes Indiz fi refa tu fuok majik, saasri, ah rilijos praktis divelop mongx Wes Afrikan sliev, spisifikali a Ibo arijin.[3] Obia simila tu ada Afro-Amoerkan rilijan ingkluudn Palo, Vuduu, Santeriya, ah Huuduu. Obia praktis ina Surinam, Kyuuba, Jumieka, Chrinidad ah Tubiego, Daminiika, Gayana, Grinieda, Biliiz, di Ba'aamaz, ah ada Kiaribiyan nieshan.[4]

Di toerm 'obeah' fos fain ina dakiument frah di hoerli 18t senchri, ina kanekshan tu Nani a di Maruun, bot diskoshan bouti eh-bikom muo friikuent wen deh meki iliigal ina Jumieka afta Taki Waar, wen wah obiaman provaid advais tu di rebldem.

Ina 1787 wah leta tu wah Ingglish nyuuzpiepa refa tu "Obiu-women" we intoerprit di wish a di ded a di fiunaral a wah sliev moerda ina Jumieka: wah futnuot explien se di toerm eh-miin "Waiz-uman".[5]

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  1. Folklore Folklore Society of Great Britain, 1893, Vol. IV, pp. 211–212
  2. Generally conceived as an adjective, it is frequently used as a noun, yet Obe or Obi is the noun substantive. Williams J, Voodoos and Obeahs: Phases of West Indian Witchcraft, (1932) Lincoln MacVeagh, Chapter:1 Origin of Obeah. The word obeah may be the feminine adjective of the substantive obi, which signifies a charm. Deane J, The Worship of the Serpent (1883) p.163.
  3. David Eltis and David Richardson (1997)Routes to slavery: direction, ethnicity, and mortality in the transatlantic slave trade Routledge p. 88 ISBN 0-7146-4820-5
  4. Mario Incayawar, Ronald Wintrob, Lise Bouchard and Goffredo Bartocci |publisher=John Wiley and Sons |page=222 |url=https://books.google.com/books?id=Su9Zhe3HglsC&pg=PA222/ Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting Partners in Global Mental Health] JOHN wiley, 2009, ISBN 0-470-51683-6
  5. BECARA, i. e. White Man. "To the Editor of the Universal Register." Times, London, England, 23 Nov. 1787: 1. The Times Digital Archive. Akses 7 June 2012.