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Discussion movedEdit

Previous discussion on and move requests for the name 'Twa' has been moved to Talk:Great Lakes Twa along with its article. — kwami (talk) 05:27, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Vansina arguesEdit

Vansina argues that the original meaning of the (Proto-Bantu) word *Twa was "hunter-gatherer, bushpeople", and that this became conflated with another root for Twa/Pygmy, *Yaka (as in Ba-Yaka). As the Twa caste developed into full-time hunter-gatherers, the words were conflated, and the ritual role of the absorbed aboriginal peoples was transferred to the Twa.

This doesn't make any sense to me.

So *Twa meant "bushpeople", but then there was *Yaka, which in fact meant "Twa"? Adn then the Twa caste (who? the bushpeople?) developed into full-time hunter gatherers (from what? part-time hunter-gatherers?), and the "ritual role" (what ritual role? you failed to mention any ritual role) of the absorbed aboriginal peoples was transferred to the Twa (to whom? I thought *Twa meant "bushpeople" to begin with?)

This seems to mean something along the lines that *Twa originally just meant "bush people", but at some point acquired a more general meaning of "despised or subordinate caste" of any kind. I am sure the source (Vansina) had some coherent argument, but whoever tried to present it here has garbled it beyond comprehension. --dab (𒁳) 16:27, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Batwa au BurundiEdit

Our team is working with them around Kibira National Park. We will launch a call via our network to help develop an article on this. --SvenAERTS (talk) 09:54, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

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Hi Sven, very much interested, since we have to deal with over 1000 Twa who fled to Kenya from Burundi. Please let's cooperate Christina <fpcn@fpcn-global.org> — Preceding unsigned comment added by 105.57.155.48 (talk) 08:10, 29 June 2018 (UTC)