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The Wochua (singular Achua) was the "endonym of a "pygmy people of the forests of the "Democratic Republic of the Congo, south of the "Welle River. They were first described in the Western world in 1880–1883 by Wilhelm Junker. They may be the same as the "Kango "Mbuti, who are called Batchua (the root is "Twa, pronounced Cwa "[tʃwa] in Congo); they are reported to have associated with the "Maigo (patrons of the Kango), the "Momfu (patrons of the Efé, but Wochua is a Bantu term), and the Mabode (unidentified).