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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Both Nujoma and Pohamba are Ovambos, the dominant ethnic group in the country.
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Oshivambo-speaking Ovambos constitute the largest group.