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The plural form of the word ufufunyane in Nguni languages; a culture-bound syndrome found mainly among young women in Xhosa-speaking communities of southern Africa, exhibiting the same signs and symptoms as ufufunyane, and distinguished locally from thwasa (see spell). [From Xhosa amafufunyane characters or voices that have entered and taken control of a person, from ukufuya to possess (such things as herds of cattle) or to treat a person as a possession]

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