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BANTU

(Ban-TOO)
In Africa and India, bantu is a word used to describe a vampiric type creature. However, in many African languages, the word bantu is also used to mean "people."
Source: Interuniversity Committee, Bantu-Speaking Peoples of Southern Africa, 241; Summers, Vampire: His Kith and Kin, 10, 15­16; Werner, Myths and Legends of the Bantu; White, Speaking with Vampires, 9­12, 1 8­22, 51­54
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