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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 5. Are Indigenous religions only those practiced by Indigenous people?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43120


This essay will explore the matter of whether a religion, to be deemed indigenous, needs to necessarily be practised by indigenous people. I will argue that this is not necessarily the case as indigenous people is a political category while indigenous religion is a religious studies concept. By disentangling the two, we will acquire a more nuanced understanding of both.

Chapter Contributors

  • Angela Puca ( - apuca) 'Leeds Trinity University'