Ituri Forest Pygmies | Who Rules the Forest? National Geographic Magazine: Girl Pygmies Hide From Whipping in Salate Village | Ituri Forest

Girl Pygmies Hide From Whipping in Salate Village | Ituri Forest

Girl Pygmies Hide From Whipping in Salate Village | Ituri Forest

The nKumbi is also a courtship ritual.  The boys are set free from the woodland camp periodically to come into the town where they try to sneak up on girls that they like and whip them.  This somehow shows affection. These Pygmy girls are trying to hide from the boys that are running through the town. The woman outside the hut is a Bantu.

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