animist animist  /ˈæ nə məst/


  1. (n) one who accepts the doctrine of animism
  2. (adj) of or pertaining to the doctrine of animism


  1. If anything they look like African animist masks that convey the idea of an animal more than its literal shape.
  2. In November his fundamentalist Muslim government stopped a grain train and banned all emergency relief flights bound for the Christian and animist south.
  3. Although the traditional lines of conflict between north and south Sudan pitted northern Muslims against southern Christians and animist, the current conflict is more complex.


  • Protestant missionaries come to Idaho's Nez Perce

    While the white man was racing into Idaho and surrounding territories 200 years ago in search of land, gold and wealth, missionaries were right on their heels to bring Christian salvation to animist Native Americans.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Coeur d'Alene Press


  1. "Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths," Obama recalled. "He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a...
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. "And when they succeeded in defeating that extremism, they allowed all Javanese freedom of religion," said Taylor. "They could be Hindu, they could be Buddhist, they could be animist, they could be Muslim, they could mix them all together....
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Holland Taylor Source: Voice of America

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