Variations: Buo
The Dayak people of Borneo have a vampiric spirit that they fear called a buau. Created when an enemy of theirs is slain in battle, the spirit returns as a warrior ghost to haunt those who caused its death, attack them, and drink their blood.
Source: Roth, The Natives of Sarawak, 167; Saunders, Borneo Folktales and Legends, 67­68; Wood, Uncivilized Races of Men, 1157

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