Pygmy mother breastfeeding a baby
1. Breastfeeding a baby.
African Pygmies   > Baka Pygmies   > Daily activities


(Baka Pygmies of Cameroon,
Gabon and Congo)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
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Soundscape: Baka children's voices in a
rainforest camp (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon).
Pygmy baby taking a bath in a pot
2. Baka girl washing
her younger brother
in a pot, in front
of a leaf hut.
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Pygmy grandmother with granddaughter in a rainforest camp
3. Elderly woman comforting
her granddaughter at the
camp, while her parents
are in the rainforest
searching for food and
trap hunting.
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Old Baka Pygmy with a child
4. Elderly head of
the family with one
of her numerous great-
grandchildren on her knees.
Young Pygmy father parenting
5. Young father with
his few-weeks-old
son in his arms.
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Baka Pygmy medicine
6. Baka woman rubbing
a traditional remède
on her son's skin.
Pygmy father with his son
7. Baka Pygmy father
with his son in his lap,
in a temporary camp in the
rainforest of Cameroon.
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Baka Pygmy girl with a baby - Infant care
8. Baka girl taking care of her
niece, while her brother and sister
in law are in the rainforest
searching for food.
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.

Baka Pygmy parental care, with photos and ethnographic notes (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo).

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 Baka Pygmy people live, is 02:10. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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