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Old 21st August 2021 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by IM WHO YOU THINK ➡️
I just want to say there's never been a group of people in Africa that called themselves pygmies.

Again, there's power/bias in who is allowed to make definitions and have us accept them.
Yeah, a label coined by explorers, derived from Greek. An umbrella term for a group of tribes... I'm unfamiliar with African languages. Mbenga? But that's probably just a single tribe. IDK. It'd take some study up, and I suspect that tracking the original names of all of the individual tribes would get somewhat complex.

But no doubt, power in definitions.