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CLIP 10519

Where do the Babongo tribe live?

Where do the Babongo tribe live?
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Key Info
  • Where do the Babongo tribe live?
  • Duration: 01:08
  • The explorer Bruce Parry travels through central Gabon in western Africa. There, on the edge of the Congo Basin, he intends to stay with the Babongo tribe, a group of forest-dwelling people. Travel through this region has been made considerably easier over recent years by the construction of new logging roads. This clip was first published as part of the BBC Tribe website: bbc.co.uk/tribe/index.shtml. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    People and the Environment: Tribes

  • Keywords: Africa, Babongo, Bruce Parry, Congo Basin, culture, deforestation, forest, Gabon, habitat, logging, rainforest, road, tribe
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in the context of a unit on cultural understanding and diversity or a study of people and their environment. Ask your learners to study the video and to produce a list of adjectives to describe the landscape of central Gabon. Ask them to draw comparisons with the landscape of their home region.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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