The bulk of the inhabitants are fetish worshippers.
As to the religion, it is enough to point to the traces of human sacrifice and to the worship of rude fetish stones.
In many cases the fetish spirit is believed to leave the "godhouse" and pass for the time being into the body of the priest, who manifests the phenomena of possession (q.v.).
The term fetish is commonly understood to mean the worship of or respect for material, inanimate objects, conceived as magically active from a virtue inherent in them, temporarily or permanently, which does not arise from the fact that a god or spirit is believed to reside in them or communicate virtue to them.
The image or idol differs from the fetish, charm, talisman, phylactery or miraculous relic, only in this, that either in the flat or the round it resembles the power adored; it has a prototype capable of being brought before the eye and visualized.