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Bateke

 

a people living along the middle reaches of the Congo River, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the People’s Republic of the Congo, and in the Republic of Gabon. Their total number is about 900,000 (1967 estimate). The language spoken by the Bateke is Kiteke, belonging to the Bantu language family. Most Bateke adhere to traditional beliefs, although some are Christian. Their principal occupations are tropical farming (cassava, legumes), fishing, and gathering of fruits. Some Bateke work on oil palm plantations and in enterprises at Kinshasa, Brazzaville, and elsewhere.

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Fetish, Bateke, Congo-Brazzaville, wood and resin, ht 29cm.
Description : This project aims to contribute to the restoration of soil fertility in the group Bu landscape in Bateke tray.
Hoy son conocidos como los bateke del Africa ecuatorial francesa y habitan en las cercanias de Brazzaville.
Many took to the streets demanding that the council of ministers reverse the decision stopping the construction of the Pibor-Girkidi road," Pibor resident John Bateke told Sudan Tribune by phone.
Hidden cameras planted as part of a chimpanzee study in southeastern Gabon's Bateke Plateau have captured on tape a single male lion three times since January, said Dr.
Kasongo RK, Van Ranst E, Verdoodt A, Kanyankagote P, Baert G (2009) Impact of Acacia auriculiformis on the chemical fertility of sandy soils on the Bateke plateau, D.
The 11 gorillas, comprising Djala, a 440Ib silverback male, his harem of five females, and five offspring, will fly from a private Kent zoo to the Bateke Plateau national park in Gabon.
Largest groups are Bacongo, Vili, Bateke, M'Bochi, and Sangha.
7 Gabon 103,347 86 Libreville French, Fang, Myene, Bateke, others 1.
Meanwhile, in neighbouring DR Congo, a small community at Ibi village, located on the Bateke Plateau, approximately 150km from the capital Kinshasa, is now the DR Congo's first Clean Development Mechanism project approved and registered under the Kyoto Protocol.
A ces exemples, amplement discutes, Adler ajoute les Kukuya du Congo-Brazzaville, les Bateke et les Kuba, de la meme region, ainsi que les Nyakyusa du Malawi.
Um contra-exemplo que nos vem tambem da Africa central e o ficus: da mesma forma que os Bakongo, os Bateke consideravam o Ficus ssp.