Biaka

noun

Bi·​a·​ka bē-ˈä-kə How to pronounce Biaka (audio)
: aka
… the villagers do some trapping and hunting with the Biaka.John W. Berry et al., Cross-Cultural Psychology: Research and Applications, 2001
… extremely ancient groups like the Mbuti of Zaire and the Biaka pygmies of Central African Republic …Nicholas Wade, New York Times on the Web, 18 Mar. 2003
Either way, the Biaka people—who have survived for thousands of years in the steamy jungles of Africa … —probably have much to teach the cosseted western world about physical and mental health and wellbeing.Brian Beacom, Evening Times (Glasgow), 22 Jan. 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Biaka was in 1992

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“Biaka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Biaka. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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