Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Saturday, 12 April 2014
People of Namibia, kavangos.The Kavango Region stretching from Owamboland to the west as far as the Caprivi Strip in the east and bordered to the north by the Kavango River is home to five distinct tribal groups totalling around 140,000 people. Traditionally the five Okavango tribes - the Geiriku, Shambiu, Mbunzu, Kwangai and Mbukushu- followed a matrilineal system of leadership and inheritance, however, the growth of livestock farming by men has increased their economic and social status and stimulated a system of patrilineal ties of inheritance.
for more info follow this link: http://www.footprinttravelguides.com/africa-middle-east/namibia/culture/kavango-nama-owambo/
Monday, 17 March 2014
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Did you know that the man in the background was the first inhabitant of the country Namibia? They survived by hunting and gathering. They wore no cloths except the little string and of animal hide around their buttocks, in front and behind. read more next week
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Did you know that in the past the Namibian society as a whole regarded woman as inferior as children and were never part of any decision making members in the house? And did you know that any man that had the first born as a baby girl was not legible to sit with other men in most gatherings? Read more of this and many more at this link www.mts3042kaserasteven.blogspot.com
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
On this site you will get to know the different practices of the Namibian people such as dances, beliefs, life stile in the past and at present as well as the various languages spoken widely. I will also try as much as possible to scaffold the different sub-ethnicity groups that are comprised within "The Namibian society".
Despite the small population, there is great linguistic variety. Most Namibians speak Bantu languages like Oshiwambo, Rukwangali, Rumanyo, Thimbukushu, Otjiherero, Nyemba and many other languages as their first language. Others speak Khoisan languages (Nama/Damara and various Bushman languages), while a smaller percentage are native speakers of Indo-European languages like Afrikaans and English. Afrikaans was promoted as a language of wider communication before independence and is still widely spoken in southern and central Namibia. At independence, English was chosen as the primary language for government and education because it was not associated with any particular ethnicity and could facilitate interaction with the outside world. Urban dwellers, young people, and northerners are more likely to have learned it.For more info on all these log on to: http://www.everyculture.com/Ma-Ni/Namibia.html#ixzz2uP0hy8TP