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Wochua

WOCHUA (ACKUA), a pygmy people of Africa, living in the forests of the Mabode district, south of the Welle. They were discovered (1880-1883) by Dr W. Junker, who described them as " well proportioned, though the oval-shaped head seemed somewhat too large for the size of the body." Some are of light complexion, like the Akka and Batwa, but as a general rule they belong to the darker, crisper-haired, more genuine negro stock.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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