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How did zombies get their name?

Asked by J. Lautner, Last updated: Jan 20, 2020

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B. Lucian

I fell in love with Literature when i was a child and since i gained more consciousness, I've pursued it as a career and I'm lovin' it.

B. Lucian, Literature Professor, Diploma in Classic Literature, Denver, Colorado

Answered Oct 04, 2019

The word ‘zombie’ was coined in the year 1819. This was used by a Brazilian poet named Robert Southey. The term that he used is not actually “zombie” but...Read More
 

Ken Wilson

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Ken Wilson, Marketing Analyst, MBA, Miami

Answered Mar 05, 2019

The word “zombie” came from Haiti where the storytelling about zombies began. There are two distinct languages in Haiti called Haitian French and Haitian Creole. In Haitian French the...Read More
 

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