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They are of European descend and their first language is Afrikaans.
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They are the smallest ethnic group and descend from the Tswana in Botswana and South Africa.
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Most of the Baster descends from white South African farmers and Nama mothers.
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The Caprivian people live along the Kwando and Zambezi rivers in the extreme north-east of Namibia. They consist of five tribes: Lozi, Mafwe, Subya, Yeyi and Mbukushu.
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They are a Khoisan group also known as the Khoi-khoi or Topnaar Hottentots. They have a tribal council and live in the area near Mariental and Keetmanshoop.
QUICK INFO

Your Travel Tips
You should carry your personal identification with you at all times. A photocopy of the relevant pages from your passport is sufficient.

If travelling along the Caprivi Strip, stick to the well-travelled routes.

You are advised to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.
Ativities
Quadbiking: splashing sand ontop of some the oldest and tallest sand dunes in the world.

Fishing: Freshwater fishing in Namibia has become a popular attraction for tourists. Take trip to Avis Dam close to Windhoek for example, where one can spend a relaxed day fishing.
Short History
Namibia was first colonised in the late nineteenth century, but in the course of 100 years, it had passed through many hands before becoming independent on 21 March 1990.

Namibia enjoys one of the few democratic dispensations in Africa. The visitor will find a society in which issues relating to the management of the state, and civil rights, are often debated with vigour.
Culture
Namibians are a heterogeneous society of many cultures.  The oldest inhabitants, the San, are great storytellers and love music. 

Owambo have a matrilineal descent social system. The Herero are a pastoral cattle-breeding people, The Himba women rub their bodies with a mixture of red ochre and fat, wear traditional body ornaments and garments. 
Largest Towns
Windhoek - Capital City.
Oshakati - Northern Region.
Swakopmund - Coastal Area.
Walvis Bay - Western Coastal.
Katima Mulilo - North Eatern.
Otjiwarongo - central Namibia.
Rundu - North Eastern.
NAMIBIAN PEOPLE AND TRIBES


They belong to the southwestern Bantu group and they have eight tribes consisting of:
Kwanyama, Ndonga, Kwambi, Ngandjera, Mbalantu, Kwaluudhi, Mbandja, and Nkolonkadhi. Every tribe has their own dialect.

They live primarily ... Read More


They have five different tribes:
Kwangali, Mbunza, Shambyu, Gciriku and Mbukushu.

They live along the banks of the Okavango River where they sustain a living by fishing, hunting, being pastoralists and cultivating the land.
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They belong to the Herero group and are cattle, goat and sheep herders.
With a semi-nomadic lifestyle they migrate with their livestock in search of grazing.

Due to their geographic isolation and conservatism they have not su... Read More




They are of Bantu origin but they speak a Khoisan dialect. It is to believe this is due to earlier trade with the Nama and the San people. There were a number of clashes all through history between the Nama and the Damara.

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The tribe consists of the Tjimba and Ndanuranda who live in Okahandja, the Zeraua in the Omaruru vicinity, and the Himba in Kaokoland and the Mbanderu in eastern Namibia.

They have chief councils to handle defense, protect the... Read More


They live mainly in urban areas in the centre and south of Namibia. They are mostly German, Portuguese and English speaking people. Read More


They are of mixed European and African descent. They speak mostly Afrikaans; they live in and around Windhoek and other urban areas. Read More


They are a Khoisan group also known as the Khoi-khoi or Topnaar Hottentots. They have a tribal council and live in the area near Mariental and Keetmanshoop.

They make a living out of stock farming, hunting and gathering of food... Read More


The Caprivian people live along the Kwando and Zambezi rivers in the extreme north-east of Namibia. They consist of five tribes: Lozi, Mafwe, Subya, Yeyi and Mbukushu. Their language is based on Lozi, which is also spoken in Zambi... Read More


Most of the Baster descends from white South African farmers and Nama mothers. The word baster means mix and not bastard. They lead an urban life or they are cattle farmers. Basters speak Afrikaans and lead Christian lives.
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They are the smallest ethnic group and descend from the Tswana in Botswana and South Africa.

The Tswana people live in the Omaheke region between Aminius and Botswana. There are three tribes: Tlharo, Tlaping and Rolong.

A ... Read More


They are of European descend and their first language is Afrikaans. European settlers (1652 to 1795) like the Dutch, French, English, German and a few other European countries produced a white ethnic group who later created their ... Read More
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