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First Man in the Congo: The Baka of Central Africa

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Deep in the jungles of Central Africa dwell the Baka (Bayaka, BaAka) - a group of people so mythical that many outsiders assume they are nothing but the product of an overly fertile Hollywood imagination. More commonly called pygmies (a term that is considered condescending and disrespectful), the Baka are the original inhabitants of the jungles of the Congo Basin, where they have lived seemingly forever. Continue Reading

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