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Koutammakou is home to the Batammariba people of northeastern Togo. This living cultural landscape is characterized by takienta—tower-shaped houses built out of mud and straw. The site’s outstanding architecture and its integration of the forests, sacred rocks, springs and other elements of the environment in its construction express the close relationship that the Batammariba have built with nature. —Prepared by the World Tribune staff

October 13, 2023, World Tribune, p. 12

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