The himba are a tribe of pastoralists who live in kaokoland, a vast stretch of land in northwestern namibia and bordered by angola to the north and the skeleton coast and atlantic ocean to the west. The himba are an ethnic group of about 20,000 to 50,000 people living in northern namibia, in the kunene region (formerly kaokoland) they are a nomadic, pastoral people, closely related to the herero, and speak the same language. Hidden away in northern namibia, the indigenous himba tribe has resisted westernisation and the encroaching tourism industry, despite drawing fascinated travellers from around the world. The himba live in northern namibia, they refuse modern progress and western culture and still live according to ancient traditions the villages have a circular shape and are generally enclosed by a fencing made up of mopane branches, for protection against any type of danger and to delimit the village borders.
Himba clans are led by the eldest male in the clan sons live with their father's clan, and when daughters marry, they go to live with the clan of their husband however, inheritance of wealth does not follow the patriclan but is determined by the matriclan, that is, a son does not inherit his father's cattle but his maternal uncle's instead. Himba people: africa`s most fashionable tribe the himba ethnic group have kept their ethnic individuality and culture in the seclusion of kaokoland this ancient tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists live in the kunene region of northern namibia. Each himba belongs to two clans, one on their father's side and one on their mother's, with each clan led by the eldest male sons will usually remain with their father's clan upon marriage and their wives will move to live with them.
Socially, the himba follow a tribal clan structure and each of them belongs to two clans: the mother's and the father's each village accommodates one large family during our visits to the two villages, there were numerous relatives visiting. Herero, a group of closely related bantu-speaking peoples of southwestern africathe herero proper and a segment known as the mbanderu inhabit parts of central namibia and botswana other related groups, such as the himba, inhabit the kaokoveld area of namibia and parts of southern angola. Himba clans are led by the eldest male in the clan sons live with their father's clan and when daughters marry they go to live with the clan of their husband however, inheritance of wealth does not follow the patriclan but is determined by the matriclan, ie a son does not inherit his father's cattle but his maternal uncle's instead.
At that time the word himba did not exist because of the fact that they had not yet separated themselves from the herero tribe at the end of the 19th century namibia was plagued by a relentless bovine epidemic. The himba tribe - history and culture published on february 9th 2017 by staff under tribe facts inhabiting the kunene region (previously kaokoland), and damaraland of northern namibia and the other side of the kunene river in angola, the himba are a semi-nomadic, pastoral tribe that speak the language, otjihimba. A clan of himba, which settled on the farm some years back, lives next to the lodge visitors can learn much about the uncomplicated way of life of these self-sufficient goat herders who co-exist peacefully with their european neighbours.
The himba people live in the kunene region of northern namibia there are between 20,000 and 50,000 himba people the himba are closely related to the herero people about 240,000 herero people live in namibia, botswana and angola. The himba headman's authority is identified by an erenge bracelet necklaces, collars, bracelets and ankle bracelets constructed from beads, shells and beaten metal, particularly copper both men and women wear jewelry. Himba cultural tours - the indigenous peoples of about 20,000 to 50,000 the himba (singular: omuhimba, plural: ovahimba) are indigenous peoples of about 20,000 to 50,000 people living in northern namibia, in the kunene region (formerly kaokoland) and on the other side of the kunene river in angola.
The himba are an ethnic group of about 30,000+ living in northern namibia, in the kunene region (formerly kaokoland) and parts of southern angola they are a nomadic, pastoral people, closely related to the herero, and speak the same language. Himba clan of namibia (people living in past) by: wardah batool himba clan of namibia can be considered as one of most outdated and uncivilized places yet known himba people are living in their own way preserving their ideology and culture. -the himba people (namibia): 'himba women are famous for smearing themselves with a fragrant mixture of ochre, butter and bush herbs, which dyes their skin a burnt-orange hue find this pin and more on angola, namibia by gita ose.
Around the 16th century, the himba people crossed to namibia from angola, settling in kaokoland (nowadays kunene) as part of the herero tribe a few centuries later, a bovine epidemic swept through namibia, causing a great loss in cattle. Kunene is one of the fourteen regions of namibia and home to the himba ethnic group compared to the rest of namibia, it is relatively underdeveloped this is due to the mountainous inaccessible geography and the dryness that significantly hinders agriculture. The himba are a tribe living in north west namibia (for images of the areas see my gallery) they have been a semi-nomadic, pastoral people for 900 years and are closely related to the herero tribe speaking a dialect, otjihimba, of the herero language. For years, an ancient tribe of semi-nomadic herders known as the himba has drawn photographers to namibia's barren northwest.