Barimba Pygmies

Barimba / Bavarama


Population & Ecosystem

2.200 Barimba Pygmies in the coastal forests and swamps of Nyanga Province of Southern Gabon.


Economy & Society

The Barimba have been hunter and gatherers for centuries. Colonization and Missionary activity in Mayumba Town have forced into a more sedentary live based in subsistence agriculture. Despite these deep changes, Barimba still combine agriculture with the gathering of wild fruits and some sporadic hunting.


Culture & Religion

Bwiti adepts, heavily influenced by Punu Bantu culture that dominates the region.