The pygmies of the northern Congo are a forest-dwelling people who rarely stand taller than 5 feet. Of the four main pygmy peoples, the Aka are the ones who dwell in the Northern Congo. The small stature of the pygmies e... More »

The people of Africa called pygmies eat a variety of foods that they either hunt or gather, including antelopes, wild pigs, wild yams, honey, termites, mushrooms and fruits. They also may eat fish from rivers or streams.... More »

The traditional garb of the "pygmy" tribes is a plant-based clothing crafted from the leaves and bark of trees found in the African rain forest. In the native language this clothing is called "mulumba" and it is habitual... More »

In 2014, the gross domestic product of the Democratic Republic of Congo was $33.12 billion. With a population of roughly 74 million people, the GDP per capita is $380. The country's GDP grew by 9 percent in 2014, and it ... More » World View Social Sciences Economics

Under Christian traditions, people are buried with their feet pointed eastwards to follow the belief that the Second Coming of Jesus would occur from the east. This belief originates from a statement in the book of Matth... More »

In some parts of Asia, especially Thailand, it can be rude to point at objects or people with the foot, or to sit with the feet pointing directly towards another person. This is related to the fact that some Buddhists se... More »

The Indians of the North American Arctic, or Inuit, were the last of the native people to settle in North America and comprised eight distinct groups: Labrador, New Quebec, Baffin Island, Igloolik, Caribou, Netsilik, Cop... More » World View Social Sciences Cultures & Traditions