About Baka people (Cameroon and Gabon)

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The Baka, also known as Bebayaka, Bebayaga, or Bibaya, or (along with the other Mbenga peoples) the derogatory Babinga, are an ethnic group inhabiting the southeastern rain forests of Cameroon, northern Republic of Congo, northern Gabon, and southwestern Central African Republic. They are sometimes mistakenly called a subgroup of the Twa, but the two peoples are not closely related. Likewise, the name "Baka" is sometimes mistakenly applied to other area peoples who, like the Baka and Twa, have been historically called pygmies (the term is no longer considered respectful). The Baka of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan are an unrelated people. The Baka's exact numbers are difficult to determine, but estimates range from 30,000 to 40,000 individuals. Unlike most other Central African groups, the Baka maintain a unique language, also called Baka. It is included in the Adamawa-Ubangi branch of the Niger-Congo language family. In addition, many Baka speak Koozime, Bakoum, Bangandou...
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