What Do Pygmies Eat?

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. Pygmies also trade for food with people from nearby villages.

The pygmy people live in the rainforests of Central Africa in areas such as the Congo and Equatorial Guinea. There are different pygmy groups in these areas, including the Bambuti, Baka, Twa and Babinga pygmies. More pygmy groups live in Cameroon and Gabon. Pygmy people are small in stature; they tend to be on average below 61 inches in height.