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HIMBA

The Himba are an indigenous group of tall, slender and statuesque herders in Namibia. Since the 16th century they have lived in scattered settlements, leading a life that has remained unchanged, surviving war and droughts. The tribal structure helps them to live in one of the most extreme environments on earth.

 

Each member belongs to two clans, through the father and the mother. Marriages are arranged with a view to spreading wealth. Looks are vital, it tells everything about one’s place within the group and phase of life. The headman, normally a grandfather, is responsible for the rules within each indigenous group.

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