The Caribbean Dictionary

kanaima
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Noun
A vengeful or justice dispensing spirit.
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Surge-Cess Jun 09, 2015
Interesting, never heard this term before. I guess it might be somewhat similar to Ol' Higue or Soucouyant, but I'm sure those terms pertain to more "evil" spirits.
Boodhoo 🇬🇾 Aug 21, 2021
Its a creature or a spirit,maybe it is a spirit of a native amerindians who where did wrong and came to seek vengeance on anyone on there land...or maybe...it's a specific tribe of people that is found in the jungle of guyana...they once said...you can become kanaima by eating a leave from a specific plant...the true origin is blurry at best...I live here...they exist..in the bushes...
Boodhoo 🇬🇾 Aug 21, 2021
Were *.....they come at night and whistle next to your house....ps ...don't whistle back
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