Definition of Mbuti in English:

Mbuti

noun

  • A member of a Pygmy people of western Uganda and adjacent areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire).

    • ‘Within Africa, the two Pygmy groups have the lowest heterozygosity, and the Mbuti markedly so.’
    • ‘The choreographer is a long-time fan of the polyphonic vocalizing of the Aka clan of the Mbuti (commonly known as Pygmy).’
    • ‘Some of these groups are the Aka, Baka, Efe, and Mbuti.’
    • ‘Streams and forests are being degraded, the livelihoods of the indigenous people, the Mbuti, in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve are threatened, and wildlife is being destroyed at an alarming rate.’
    • ‘The Mbutis (of the Pygmy group) in central West Africa, for example, were pushed all the way into the Ituri Forest of DRC and Gabon.’

Origin

The name in local languages.

Pronunciation

Mbuti

/(ə)mˈbuːti/