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Published on April 14th, 2009 | by kenmacgowan

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Kola. Baka, Efe. Nsua, Mbuti. These are some of the pygmy tribes in Central Africa. These are also some of the tribal groups we want to reach, by training African missionaries to go and live with them.

They have suffered over the years. The Greek, Homer, talked about them. They were called pygmaei by the Greeks. They average less than four feet, eleven inches tall.  They have been victimized over the centuries, especially during the civil war in the Congo a few years ago, where they were hunted and cannibalized.

As we prepare for another missions training seminar in Uganda, starting May 4, we are encouraged that pygmy groups speak the dialects of their non-pygmy neighbours – they have no language of their own.

Thank you for helping us train them to assist the pygmies in Central Africa. God bless.

 


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