Bedzan/Tikar Pygmy hut
1. Rectangular mud hut with
painted walls, based on
non-pygmy architectural
models (Tikar of Cameroon),
as most of the Bedzan houses.
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of the Baka Pygmies

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Villages and Huts

Bedzan and Tikar architectural models

(Bedzan Pygmies of Cameroon)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
Luis Devin - La Foresta ti ha
Soundscape: tropical rainforest sounds (Central Africa).
Bedzan Pygmies village
2. Bedzan village on the edge of the rainforest.
Bedzan Pygmies house
3. Mud hut with a shelter and window.
Bedzan/Tikar Pygmy home
4. Wooden structure of a
Bedzan mud hut with
a rectangular plan.
Go to the page: Villages and huts
of the Bakoya Pygmies
Bedzan Pygmy hut
5. Another mud hut in
a camp along a track
at the edge of the
Cameroonian rainforest.
Go to the page: Camps and huts of the
Bakola-Bagyeli Pygmies
Mud huts of Bedzan Pygmies
6. Huts in a Bedzan village.
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 Bedzan Pygmies, with photos and ethnographic notes (Bedzan Pygmies of Cameroon).

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 Bedzan Pygmy people live, is 04:26. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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