In comic #245, Cyril tells that pygmies used gold only for building and not for trading. In comic#243, it's shown that pygmies used signs as path markers.
The Pygmies are creatures in the Underground Jungle first seen in comic #256. Their texture isn't up to date with the ingame Pygmy Minion which is obvious because by the time the comics with them were made was when 1.2 was a thing to wait for. They accidentally almost boiled Maxx and Cyril alive when Maxx,
not knowing how to knowing how to speak in their language, said "Our silly, crazy king [small, fruit-eating bat] prepare a bath for eighteen moons and make it torch hot! And continue torches for sacred gold! Bring two [hunting cry]!" All known Pygmies are now dead, because June killed them all in comic #260, without any good reason (there might still be other tribes that June did not kill).
Akiko! = The king!
Akiko gala! = The king is a torch!
Mooby hooby cheecy church tucker mo sup fal! = I have seven eyes and [decorative feather worn on a mask] the dawn!
Chichen kiko rata sum. = Oh, our silly king.
Chao ichi tachi! = What a joker!
Chichen kiko rata sum sasquath macho loopy choo chum waka gala! = Our silly crazy king [small, fruit-eating bat] prepare a bath for eighteen moons and make it torch hot!
Lippy snippy coo coo ca choo gala feed mad so! = And continue torches for sacred gold!
Sasa shinshu kami go! = Bring two [hunting cry]!
Sha... dho? = Uh... What?
Len shesh mo tel saka chum sa kao watch waka latcha, gala coo chu kami go? = Did he just ask us to make boiling hot bath, light torches and dance around it screaming hunting cries?
Che... che shesh tika. = I... I think he did.
Chilla, satchi taki. = Well, he's the boss.
Let mo chin, ren fun. = He knows best, I guess.