Candomblé (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐ̃dõˈblɛ], dance in honour of the gods) an African-originated or Afro-Brazilian religion, practiced mainly in Brazil by the "povo de santo" (people of the saint). It is a mixture of traditional Yoruba, Fon, Ewe and Bantu beliefs which originated from different regions in Africa. It has also incorporated some aspects of the Catholicism over time. It officially originated in Salvador, Bahia at the beginning of the 19th century when the first Candomblé temple was founded, but it traces back to the earliest days of the slave trade, when enslaved Africans brought their beliefs with them when they were shipped to Brazil. Although Candomblé is practiced primarily in Brazil, it is also practiced in other countries, including Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain, having as many as two million followers.