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Originally Posted by kennybro ➡️
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.
Sure there's power. I'm pretty sure the African people didn't think of those who coined the term calling them pygmies as "explorers"

It's one group having the unquestioned power to define itself, and everyone else.

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