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A Nigerian consult of the oracle from the Yoruba culture. Sometimes the term is used to define a voodoo priest. In movies, they sometimes have dark powers or require expensive sacrifice for their services.

baba: father
ala (o ni) : of
awo: divination
I need money. I'll donate a nice fat goat to the babalawo so he can tell me my future.
by Woske August 22, 2009
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