Pygme

Pygme

An ancient Greek unit of length approximately equivalent to 346.8 millimeters.
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But Diel Mochire Mwenge, who leads the Initiative Program for the Development of the Pygme in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the largest indigenous forest communities in Central Africa, said he has witnessed more than 1 million people being evicted from the national parkland where they have long lived.
C.) pygme or pyx (a fist fight, boxing) was included into the Games--it was permited everything except for the hits to the genitalia and holding of the rival.
The word pygme, in Greek, means the length between a person's elbow and knuck-les, a measurement applied descriptively to this group of unusually small people.