Buda (or bouda), in Ethiopian folk religion, is the power of the evil eye and the ability to change into a hyena.
Belief in the evil eye, or buda, is widespread in Ethiopia. The Beta Israel, or Ethiopian Jews, are often characterized as possessing buda. Other castes such as ironworkers are often labeled as bearing the buda. In fact, the word for manual worker, tabib, is also used to denote "one with the evil eye. The alleged evil power of the tabib is believed to be at a level similar to that of witches.