Engbé

Engbé : Small Hominid of West Africa.

Etymology:

Dida (Kru) word. In the Central African Republic, this is the Banda-Yangere (Ubangi) term for the Moustached monkey (Cercopithecus cephus).

Variant name:

Egbéré (in Sierra Leone). Physical description: Long hair.

Behaviour:

Said to kidnap people and bring them to their villages upon occasion.

Habitat:

Villages in the deep forest.

Distribution:

Southern Côte d’Ivoire; Sierra Leone.

Source:

  • Gaston Joseph, “Notes sur less Avikams de la lagune de Lahou et les Didas de la région du Bas-Bandama,” Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société Anthropologique de Paris, ser. 6, 1 (1910): 234–247.

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SOURCE:

Mysterious Creatures – A Guide to Cryptozoology written by George M. Eberhart – Copyright © 2002 by George M. Eberhart

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