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According to the indigenous people of Acre (Brazilian Amazon) Haux Haux was the first sound emitted by the jibóia (anaconda). It is normally used by the pajés (shamans) when initiating and finalizing a song or healing work, as a greeting to the people and a greeting to the spiritual dimension. Over time “haux” has become a more flexible and commonly used term, meaning a greeting, an honouring, a confirmation or a thank you.