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date: 20 September 2019

Ponge [pongi, bompate, bonyo]locked

  • Ferdinand J. de Hen

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[pongi, bompate, bonyo]

Side-blown ivory horn of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The ponge, used for signalling and in hunting by the Mbole people, is reported as 15 to 50 cm long with an oval or lozenge-shaped embouchure. The related term pongi, also used by the Mbole and by the Bia, is said to have come from the Lia. Similar horns are called ...

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