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houngan (plural houngans)
- A male voodoo priest in Haiti.
2008 April 5, Marc Lacey, “A U.S.-Trained Entrepreneur Becomes Voodoo’s Pope”, in New York Times:
- Most voodoo priests, known as houngans, operate semi-independently, catering to their followers without much structure.
- mambo (the female equivalent)