Haitian Vodoun Culture Language

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Haitian Vodoun Culture Language
Langay, Langaj
Native to Haiti, Haitian diaspora
Native speakers
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hvc
Glottolog hait1241[2]

Haitian Vodoun Culture Language is a specialized vocabulary used in Haiti for religion, song, and dance purposes. It is also known as Langay and Langaj (meaning literally "language"). It appears to not be an actual language, but rather an assortment of words, songs, and incantations – some secret – from various languages once used in Haitian Vodoun ceremonies.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Haitian Vodoun Culture Language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Haitian Vodoun Culture Language". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.