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Any of a group of related religious practices found chiefly in and around the Caribbean, particularly in Haiti and Louisiana.
From Louisiana French voudou, from Haitian Creole vodou, from West African, such as Ewe (Dahomey and Togo) vódũ ‘deity, idol’, Fon vodū ‘fetish’, vodun, Kwa vodũ.
Louisiana French voudou from Ewe vodu Fon vodun
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
I have magic voodoo healing powers.
A voodoo priestess and her snake are both said to wander the confines of the graveyard.
A man who practices voodoo leads a ship's mutinous crew.
Must-visit locations in New Orleans for ghost hunters include St. Louis Cemetery Number 1 and St. Louis Cemetery Number 2, particularly the tomb of Marie Laveau, a famous voodoo practitioner.
That summer, Tim's brother taught him how to perform a dangerous voodoo curse that he'd learned in Africa.
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