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see PygmyPygmy
or Pigmy
, term used for dark-skinned people who live in equatorial rain forests and average less than 59 in. (150 cm) in height. Some studies make a distinction between Negrillos, who live in Africa, and Negritos, who live in Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and the
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, Pigmy
a member of one of the dwarf peoples of Equatorial Africa, noted for their hunting and forest culture
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The Era reported, 'one Pigmy [sic] killed two running rabbits with his bow and arrow'.