jin kuwak

A birth demon of the Jakun, considered harmless. It is believed to resemble a dwarf human being, being only three hand-spans high. It has a white body and goes naked, "barking like a deer" ("ke-e-e-eng") in the very dead of night. See also jin mati anak (hantu mati anak), the more dangerous kind.



  • Skeat, Walter Wm. (1906). Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula. London: Macmillan, pp. 183, 303-4.