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MANYEMA (Una-Ma-Nyema, eaters of flesh)

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 626 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MANYEMA (Una-Ma-Nyema, eaters of flesh), a powerful and warlike Bantu-Negroid people in the south-east of the Congo basin. Physically they are of a light colour, with well formed noses and not over-full lips, the women being described as singularly pretty and graceful. Manyemaland was for the greater part of the 19th century an Eldorado of the Arab slave raiders.
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