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Voodoo

VOODOO or VAUDOUX (Creole Fr. -eaudoux, a negro sorcerer, probably originally a dialectic form of Fr. Vaudois, a Waldensian), the name given to certain magical practices, superstitions and secret rites prevalent among the negroes of the West Indies, and more particularly in the Republic of Haiti.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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