WaMbilikimo

Small Hominid of East Africa.

Etymology: Swahili (Bantu), literally meaning "two heights," a term used on the coast for all Pygmy races of the interior.

Variant names: Cincallé, Mberikimo (Giryama/Bantu), Mbilikimo.

Physical description: Height, 3-4 feet. Long head-hair to the shoulders.

Distribution: East of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya; possibly Ethiopia and Sudan.

Sources: Thomas Boteler, Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery to Africa and Arabia (London: R. Bentley, 1835), vol. 2, p. 212; Ludwig Krapf, Travels, Researches and Missionary Labours, during an Eighteen Years' Residence in Eastern Africa (London: Trubner, 1860), pp. 171-172, 302; R. P. Léon des Avanchers, "Lettre du Père Léon des Avanchers, missionnaire au pays de Géra, à M. Antoine d'Abbadie," Bulletin de la Société Géographique, ser. 5, 12 (1866): 163-174; Bernard Heuvelmans, Les bêtes humaines d'Afrique (Paris: Plon, 1980), pp. 379, 384-385, 411, 529.

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