Ovambo


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Ovambo

(əʊˈvæmbəʊ; ɔːˈvambɔː)
npl -bo or -bos
1. (Peoples) a member of a mixed Khoikhoi and Negroid people of southern Africa, living chiefly in N Namibia: noted for their skill in metal work
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family
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The heart of the campaign is an Islamic financial experience that caters to business needs and growth developments, Ovambo said in a statement.
The Ovambo (OVB) and Naked Neck (NNK) chickens are closely associated with rural livelihoods in Southern Africa where they are used to meet nutritional (meat and eggs) and economic needs of households (Mapiye et al.
In such performances, for example, various student artists enact aspects of cultural practices associated with the Ovambo, Tswana, Ovahimba, Ovaherero, Nama, San and Baster groups of people.
Peter Schiergen's top-class mare kicked for home entering the straight under Andrasch Starke and had more than enough in hand to see off Ovambo Queen and Pastorius by half-a-length.
German Derby winner Pastorius and talented mare Ovambo Queen both refused to go down without a fight, with all three still in with a chance of winning heading inside the final furlong.
Temporary city dwellers (who make up an important part of the city's population) often build their tents or huts in accordance with the region or ward they come from; most plots in Katutura resemble the traditional Ovambo 'labyrinth' homestead, whereas those in Otuzemba are more like the Herero style of dwelling, in which a homestead is conceived as a node on a network of paths.
The Bantu-speaking Ovambo and Hereto migrated from the north in about the 14th century, while white settlers arrived in the 19th century.
Once again the motor mouth and controversial Minister of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture, Kazenambo Kazenambo torched a storm when he recently called his fellow Cabinet Ministers "stupid Ovambo Ministers" in an interview with a local journalist.
Let us take heart in the wisdom of the Ovambo proverb: Kwa kukuta, oko ku nonkenya.
Ethnic groups: About 50% of the population belong to Ovambo ethnic group, and 9% to the Kavango ethnic group.
This comment and definition is preceded by a discussion of in-group and out-group and followed by a range of illustrations that include the Papuans of New Guinea, the Mbayas of South America, the Caribs, the Lapps, the 'Greenland Eskimo', the Tunguses, the Ainos, the Ovambo, the Seris of lower California, the Jews, the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the Chinese, and the Russians all defined themselves as 'the people', 'the men', 'the human beings' in contrast to the Other cast as different and something other--'barbarians', 'slaves', 'dagos', 'inferior'.