windigo

   , witigo (WIN-dih-go) [Ojibwa: cannibal] In Ojibwa folklore, an evil giant who devours humans; one of a tribe said to inhabit an island in Hudson Bay.

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  • windigo — /win di goh /, n. 1. (in the folklore of the Ojibwa and other Indians) a cannibalistic giant, the transformation of a person who has eaten human flesh. 2. Psychiatry. a culture specific syndrome occurring primarily among the Ojibwa and related… …   Universalium

  • windigo — [ wɪndɪgəʊ] (also wendigo) noun (plural windigos or windigoes) (in the folklore of the northern Algonquian Indians) a person transformed into a monster by eating human flesh. Origin from Ojibwa wintiko …   English new terms dictionary

  • windigo — win·di·go …   English syllables

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