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Noita (Finnish: Witch) is a Finnish term that refers to a sorcerer or healer, commonly translated into English as "witch". The term is a part of Finnish shamanism and was commonly used in rural Eastern Finland and had few diabolical connotations.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ De Blécourt, Willem (2004). Witchcraft Continued: Popular Magic in Modern Europe. Manchester, England: Manchester University Press. p. 86. ISBN 0-7190-6658-1. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ Brunvand, Jan Harold (2006). American Folklore: An Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Garland Publishing. p. 560. ISBN 0-8153-0751-9. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Walter, Mariko Namba (2004). Shamanism: an encyclopedia of world beliefs, practices and culture. Vol. 1. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. p. 502. ISBN 1-57607-645-8. Retrieved August 14, 2013.