houngan

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Noun[edit]

houngan ‎(plural houngans)

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  1. A male voodoo priest in Haiti.
    • 2008 April 5, Marc Lacey, “A U.S.-Trained Entrepreneur Becomes Voodoo’s Pope”, in New York Times[1]:
      Most voodoo priests, known as houngans, operate semi-independently, catering to their followers without much structure.

See also[edit]

  • mambo (the female equivalent)