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 Olufuko Cultural Festival has become a highly divisive event and has attracted much criticism and support over the years--with critics saying it was demeaning to girls and women and outdated, while supporters have stated that it is a celebration of traditional Ovambo culture.
Vazio, no entanto, de ocupacoes coloniais europeias, uma vez que referido territorio era habitado pelas etnias herero e ovambo, sendo que aqueles se tornaram nas primeiras vitimas do "crime dos crimes" que se daria no continente europeu durante a Primeira (com os armenios) e a Segunda Grandes Guerras (com judeus e ciganos): o genocidio.
He goes on to show in detail how SWAPO has operated both politicall and behind the scenes in policy formulation and implementation and how the Ovambo and their allies have managed to dominate the political and economic scenes in Namibia.
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., 2008).
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.