The Fang migrated from the northwest from the 18th century. Today they are scattered between southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
Their social structure is based on clans, groups of individuals with a common ancestor, and on the family. Their social cohesion and also ensured by the companies Ngil and So.
Each family has a Byeri, or reliquary box, in which the bones of the ancestors are kept. These boxes were kept by Esa, the oldest man in the family.