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Congo, Population

pygmies, Kongo, Sangha, major ethnic groups, Brazzaville

The population of the Congo comprises four major ethnic groups divided into about 75 smaller groups. The Kongo, the major ethnic group, accounting for about one-half of the total population, occupy the section southwest of Brazzaville. The M’Bochi live in the area where the savanna and forest meet in the northern region; the Sangha also inhabit the northern forest zone; and the Teke live in the central region. About 12,000 pygmies also live in the country.

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pygmies, Kongo, Sangha, major ethnic groups, Brazzaville, Congo, savanna, northern region, central region, total population, accounting, country, area, section, Teke

 
 

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