Bouyei

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a branch of the Tai languages

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Paradis's third subject, octogenarian Garifuna parandero and buyei (Garifuna healer-priest) Paul Nabor (already encountered in some of the preceding documentaries) enjoys a considerable regional reputation in Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Una mujer puede ejercer como la buyei (chaman) que dirige las ceremonias.
El dugu es el ritual principal y se lleva a cabo cuando un familiar, elegido como mensajero por el ancestro, experimenta una serie de "trastornos" (malestares, suenos) que le llevan a consultar al buyei, sacerdote y/o curandero garifuna, que es quien prescribe la necesidad de celebrar el rito para asistir al antepasado en su viaje hacia el descanso final y definitivo.
Once the buyei ascertains that the spirits of the ancestors are present, participants offer them a sumptuous feast of food and rum.
During the 1950s and 1960s, for example, no dugus were celebrated in Dangriga, the largest Garifuna town, for fear that Belizean magistrates appointed by the British colonial government would disband the service, claiming that the buyei was misleading the congregants.
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A woman can fill the role of the buyei (shaman), who leads the ceremonies.