Bakoya Pygmy hut
1. Hut without walls
where people meet to
discuss, smoke, eat, etc.

Villages and Huts

Bakoya (Pygmies) and Bakota
(Bantu) architectural models

(Rainforest of Gabon)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
.Luis Devin - Ai confini del gusto.
Soundscape: tropical rainforest sounds (Central Africa).
Huts of the Bakoya Pygmies and Bakota
2. Bakoya Pygmy huts adjacent to a Bakota village;
in the background, banana trees and rainforest vegetation.
Bakoya Pygmy village
3. - 4. Mud huts of the Bakoya Pygmies and Bakota (Bantu).
Bakoya Pygmy home
5. Bakota mud hut
with a rectangular plan:
an architectural model
also adopted by the
Bakoya Pigmies.
Go to the page: Bantu villages
along the tracks
Bakoya and Bakota camp
Bakota village with Bakoya Pygmy huts
6. Huts of mud and wood, in a village along a
big track that crosses the gabonese rainforest.
7. Huts along a track; in the background,
behind the houses, a banana plantation.
Go to the page: Rain forest roads and tracks

Bakoya Pygmy house
8. Mud hut with a veranda.
The author:
Music anthropologist and writer, he has carried out field research in central Africa, where he lived with the Baka Pygmies and other forest peoples, whose music, rituals and survival strategies he has been studying for more than a decade.

Villages of the Bakoya Pygmies, with photos and ethnographic notes (Rainforest of Gabon).

Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the BaKoya Pygmy people live, is 21:46. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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