Haitian Vodoun Culture Language

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

Haitian Vodoun Culture Language (known as Langay and Langaj; literally "language") is a specialized vocabulary used in Haiti for religion, song, and dance purposes. 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. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Haitian Vodoun Culture Language". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.