Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: January 26, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412964623 | Print ISBN: 9781412936361 | Online ISBN: 9781412964623| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Molefi Kete Asante
The Ovambo people live in northern Namibia. They are part of the larger Bantu-speaking people of southern Africa and have kinship with many of the people who migrated from central Africa. There are eight major clans that comprise the Ovambo. They are the Ukuanyama, Ondonga, Ukuambi, Ongaqndjera, Ukualuthi, Ombalantu, Eunda, and Onkolonkathi. In fact, the Ovambo people live in the top third of the country of Namibia and reach to the Angolan border. They are the largest population in the country. It is believed that they migrated from the Zambezi region over the past 600 years. They found in Namibia a fertile land and soil that could support a growing population. Although the Ovambo do not ...