What does IFA mean in Awards & Medals?

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What does IFA mean?

Ifá refers to the system of divination and the verses of the literary corpus known as the Odú Ifá. Yoruba religion identifies Orunmila as the Grand Priest, as he who revealed Oracle divinity to the world. Such is his association with the Oracle divinity; in some instances, the term "Orunmila" is used interchangeably with Ifá. Ifá originated in West Africa in the form of a stringent Yoruba religious system, and is celebrated in traditional African medicine, Santería, Candomblé, West African & Diaspora Vodou, and similarly in Orisa'Ifa lineages all over the globe.

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