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Aladura ("Prayer People") is a Yoruba term for various prophet-healing churches that have developed in west Africa since about 1918.

Fast Facts

  • Date founded: c.1918-1930
  • Place founded: West Nigeria
  • Founder: various
  • Adherents: approx. 1 million

References & Sources

    - "Aladura." Encyclopædia Britannica (Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service, 2005). - "Aladura." John R. Hinnels, ed., The Penguin Dictionary of Religions, 2nd ed. (Penguin Books, 1997).
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Title Aladura
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UpdatedOctober 28, 2016
MLA Citation“Aladura.” ReligionFacts.com. 28 Oct. 2016. Web. Accessed 21 Jan. 2017. <www.religionfacts.com/aladura>

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