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* In the native languages of other peoples in Central Africa, as well as in the anthropological literature, the BaKoya are sometimes referred to as Koya, Kola or Bakola 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.
BaKoya Pygmies (rainforest of Gabon).       Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/bakoya/       Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the BaKoya Pygmy people live, is 16:32.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).