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VOODOO

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 211 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VOODOO or VAUDOUX (Creole Fr. vaudoux, 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.
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