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In Cameroon, two groups meet the criteria for being called "indigenous" as defined by the World Bank and the International Labour Organization. They are the Mbororo communities, nomadic cattle herders scattered throughout the country, and the groups of hunters, gatherers and collectors commonly known as "Pygmies" or indigenous forest peoples. Depicted by historians as the first occupants of the forested areas of the Congo Basin, they are semi-nomadic and live in the eastern, central and southern regions of Cameroon. They comprise the Baka, who live in three central African countries (Congo, Gabon and Cameroon), the Bakola or Bagyéli, and the Bedzang. The estimated total population of the indigenous communities in Cameroon is around 70,000...
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