pyg·my || 'pɪgmɪ n. unusually small person, dwarf; anything that is unusually small for its kind adj. dwarfish, midget; miniature, tiny; very small

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  • Pygmy music — The Pygmies are a broad group of people who live in Central Africa, especially in Congo, Central African Republic and Cameroon. Music is an important part of Pygmy life, and casual performances take place during many of the day s events. Music… …   Wikipedia

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