kanaima

noun
ka·​nai·​ma | \ kəˈnīmə \
plural -s

Definition of kanaima

: an evil spirit or a person possessed by an evil spirit believed by Indians of British Guiana and northwestern Brazil to be an avenger

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History and Etymology for kanaima

native name in British Guiana

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“Kanaima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kanaima. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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