variants or ouanga
plural -s
: voodoo sorcery
also : a voodooistic charm or spell

Word History


Haitian Creole ouanga, of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu wanga witchcraft, Tshiluba bwanga charm, fetish

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“Wanga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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