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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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In Rwanda, the Batwa are not recognised by the constitution.
To this day, some Batwa children do not go to school because of costs.
There are an estimated 80,000 Batwa living in Burundi.
If the Batwa received adequate health care and education--mosquito bed nets to prevent malaria, and information about the importance of hygiene and sanitation, for example--perhaps the reduced incidence of illness would mean less foraging for medicinal herbs.
In March 2014 the hospital sent four volunteers, including three Batwa women, to Tanzania to learn how to make fuel-efficient cook stoves that produce less smoke.
The Batwa case shows the importance of missiological critique of some forms of environmentalism.
In this case, more effective solidarity to begin with might have resisted the unnecessary polarity by walking with the Batwa, who had lived sustainably in the forest for centuries and who knew exactly how the trees sing the praises of God and how the rivers clap their hands.
The Batwa continue to produce their traditional pottery, despite decreasing economic incentives to do so.
Although no written Batwa literature yet exists, the Batwa story and song traditions thrive.
His and Vicky's work at the Bwindi Community health clinic will be just as vital - for the future of the Batwa Pygmies.
The Batwa are one of the most deprived groups in Uganda.
While celebrated tourist resorts and blue-chip mining and logging companies dot their land, the Maasai, Batwa, Bagyeli and Baka people of the Rift Valley in East Africa and the Congo Basin in Central Africa remain extremely poor, sometimes without even their most basic human needs being satisfied.
The Maasai pastoralists found in Kenya and Tanzania, and the Batwa and Bagyeli people--otherwise referred to disdainfully as the "Pygmies"--found in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville and parts of Central African Republic, are the "indigenous" peoples of these regions.
The Banyarwanda, whether the Bahutu, Batutsi or Batwa, have historically been harmonious, have shared the same culture, religion, speak the same language, and have always intermarried and lived side by side on the same hill sides.