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* In the native languages of other peoples in Central Africa, as well as in the anthropological literature, the BaKola-BaGyeli are sometimes referred to as Bakoya Pygmies (name variants: Koya, Kola, Likoya and Bakuele) or as Gyeli Pygmies (name variants: Gyele, Bagyele, Giele, Bagiele, Bogyel, Bogyeli, Bondjiel, Jele, Bajele, Jeli, Bajeli, Gieli and Bagieli), or as Bako or Bekoe Pygmies, or, more generally, as Mbenga Pygmies (name variants: Bambenga, Babenga, Babinga, Binga, Mbinga, Babingas, Bingas, Ba-Binga and Yadinga).
With regard to the meaning, origin and use of the word "Pygmy", see this note on terminology.
BaKola-BaGyeli Pygmies of Cameroon.       Page URL:       Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the BaKola-BaGyeli Pygmy people live, is 02:53.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).