Definition of dukun in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈduːkʌn


SE Asian
  • A traditional healer believed to have spiritual and occult powers; a shaman.
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    • It is obsessed with murderous witchhunts - in the late 1990s, many dukuns, traditional healers and magicians, were mysteriously killed in Eastern Java.
    • A woman breast-feeding her young child outside smiles toward the camera, and inside another house a dukun seems suspended in mid-air, surrounded by enthralled onlookers.
    • Now that particular evening I was visiting the local dukun (shaman).



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