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Definition of Pygmies

Pygmies
Pygmy Pyg"my, n.; pl. Pygmies. [L. pygmaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the fist, a measure of length, the distance from the elbow to the knuckles, about 131 inches. Cf. Pugnacious, Fist.] [Written also pigmy.] 1. (Class. Myth.) One of a fabulous race of dwarfs who waged war with the cranes, and were destroyed. 2. Hence, a short, insignificant person; a dwarf.

Meaning of Pygmies from wikipedia

- category for the Central African Pygmies, considered a subgroup of the Negroid category. The term "Asiatic Pygmies" has been used of the Negrito po****tions...
- The African Pygmies (or Congo Pygmies, variously also "Central African foragers", "African rainforest hunter-gatherers" (RHG) or "Forest People of Central...
- groups, as well as demonstrating that they are not closely related to the Pygmies of Africa, while more recent studies find evidence for a close genetic...
- species, though comparable in size to the pygmy hippopotamus, are considered dwarf hippopotamuses, rather than pygmies. They are likely descended from a full-sized...
- historically called pygmies, a term that is no longer considered respectful. Baka people are all hunter-gatherers, formerly called Pygmies, located in the...
- and pygmies were inevitably gained by bestowal or acquisition. The Ancient Egyptians differentiated between "real" (genetic) dwarfs and pygmies, who...
- Pygmy - includes animals with names of form "[Adjective] pygmy [noun]" Pygmy forest, forest which only contains miniature trees Forest of the Pygmies...
- battle of human pygmies with a flock of herons". The Pygmies were often portra**** as pudgy, comical dwarves. In another legend, the Pygmies once encountered...
- The American Pygmy is an American breed of achondroplastic goat. It is small, compact and stockily built. Like the Nigerian Dwarf, it derives from the...
- danger of disappearing entirely. They have been referred to as the "Asian pygmies". They are allegedly descended from an ethnic group concentrated in China...
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