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ALVANTIN

(AL-von-tin)
Variations: CHUREL, Jakhai, Jakhin, MUKAI, Nagulai
This vampire from India is created when a woman dies unnaturally, such as in childbirth.
Source: Hastings, Encyclopedia of Religion, 481; Melton, Vampire Book, 323; Verm, Social, Economic, and Cultural, 199­200
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