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an unusually small individual

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any member of various peoples having an average height of less than five feet

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She shows that Batwa and Bantu interactions go back far into the historical record and that any boundaries between them have always been fluid and open to change.
first months of 2015 by Batwa fighters, who killed and kidnapped
and with the agreement of the Batwa, to offer them adequate land .
Originally just for the small Batwa population, the hospital now reaches more than 100,000 people per year in a 190-squarekilometer area.
While such peoples exist (for example, the Maasai of Kenya; the Karamojong and Batwa of Uganda; and the native-settler relationship existing in certain parts of southern Africa), these groups are not sufficiently representative of the vulnerability that defines a large demographic in most African states.
For example, it was revealed that there was a belief among some men that sleeping with women from Batwa tribe cures chronic backache and protects one from contracting HIV/AIDS.
9) According to conversions of indigenous Batwa, Ogoni and Masai, this experience is general in Africa, adding the expropriation of their lands by missionary denominations who focused on larger ethnic groups.
A 100-member directly elected National Assembly plus additional deputies appointed as necessary to ensure an ethnic and gender composition of 60% Hutu, 40% Tutsi, 30% female, and 3 Batwa members.
The native inhabitants of pre-colonial Burundi were Batwa (Twa) who are a sub-clan of the Twide pygmies.
Some of the early inhabitants were the Baka or Batwa people (see story on p.
Because of the genocide that has affected East Africa, many westerners are familiar with the Hutus and the Tutsis, but fewer have heard of the Batwa.