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Pygmy Boys in a nKumbi Manhood Ritual wear a leaf mouthpiece to keep them silent. Forest Pygmies near Epulu, Democratic Republic of Congo are indigenous, semi-nomadic, hunter-gatherers in the rainforest of the Congo Basin. The BaMbuti Pygmies perform a nKumbi or initiation that lasts five months where the boys live at a camp in the forest and daily learn survival skills.
- RANDY OLSON
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- Ituri Forest Pygmy_National Geographic Magazine 9/2005