The undergorund people resemble old men who stopped growing in their infancy. They wear basket hats and are bearded, big jointed, and barefoot. Their sight is poor but their hearing is sharp. They talk by making whistling sounds. They dwell under the earth, getting in and out by tiny tunnels in termite mounds.
Dwendes avenge every transgression made against them. They inflict a long list of ailments, including a permanently twisted mouth, for injuries they get, intended or not. So when passing an ant hole or a "punso"(believed to be a house of a dwarf), say your excuses first so the "nuno"(the dwarf owner) will do you no harm.
Underground people may slip into people's yards about noon or sunset to listen for sweet names and voices indicating their owners good looks for they are fond of beautiful women.
Dwarfs are helpful neighbors if befriended. It was said that they let you borrow Chinas and Glass wares if you become their friends. The are also said to have hoard jars of gold.