Persian - A type of jinnee that can be heard. But not seen: a voice in the desert. The voice may sound like a maiden in distress calling for help and the traveller who follows its sound may find himself lost. In some cases, he may be led to an oasis where the caller appears in human form and the traveller, forgetting where he was going, stays with her. Also identified as hatif, hatifa, hatifa, hawatif, hawatif, femalehatifa, femalehatifa, plurhawatif or plurhawatif.

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