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Congo's people include the four main ethnic groups –Bakongo, Sangha, Teke and M’Bochi which include tribes like the forest Pygmies who make up a small percentage of the population.
Overall, there are some 40 ethnic groups across the 4 main tribal groups, and groups tend to stay in their main areas of origin.
The Bakongo groups are the largest in the country, and can be found across the entire southwest Brazzaville area. The Teke live north of Brazzaville, and are mostly hunters and fishermen. The M'Bochi or Boulangi live in the northwest and have a number of immigrants in the urban centers, including most of Brazzaville's skilled workers and civil servants.
In addition to these groups there is also a small Pygmy population living in the forest areas, especially in the northern areas. There are approximately 12,000 Pygmies, who face a bleak existence as more and more forest areas are destroyed.
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