I am unaware of the language or dialect from which the word BAKU was taken and became inclusive in creol which permeates the lives and tongues of Guyanese. I am, however, surprised to see that "BAKU" which was referred to as "mythology" in your article, is an accepted "Western Norm" referred to as a "POLTERGEIST" which is a term of German origin for the same entity.
BelnaMay 19, 2015
But in Guyana its not really referred to as a "spirit" or jumbee which is a ghost. The countyside version is Supposedly they are little men that certain people keep and feed them bananas. they are mischievous and pelt and beat people in dark area and shrubs
From what I see they sound more like leprechauns, without the hat, the gold and the rainbow. they are bad