Wochua people

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Wochua (singular Achua) was the endonym of a pygmy people [1] of the forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, south of the Welle River. They were first described in the Western world in 1880–1883 by Wilhelm Junker. [1] They may be the same as the Kango Mbuti, who are called Batchua (the root is Twa , pronounced Cwa [tʃwa] in Congo); they are reported to have associated with the Maigo (patrons of the Kango), the Momfu (patrons of the Efé, but Wochua is a Bantu term), and the Mabode (unidentified).

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  1. 1 2 Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Wochua"  . Encyclopædia Britannica . Vol. 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 767.