Ovambo people
The Aawambo or Ambo people (endonyms Aawambo [Ndonga], Ovawambo [Kwanyama]) consist of a number of kindred Bantu ethnic groups which inhabit Owamboland in northern Namibia as well as the southernmost ...
Ovambo people - Wikipedia
Ovambo language
Ovambo, also known as Wambo or Ambo, is a dialect cluster in Angola and northern Namibia, of which the written standards are Kwanyama and Ndonga.The native name is Oshiwambo, which is also used specif...
Ovambo language - Wikipedia
Martha Nelumbu
Martha Mwadinomho Kristian Nelumbu (born 1930) is the Queen of the Kwanyama, a dynasty of the Ovambo people in northern Namibia. She was appointed in November 2005, succeeding her cousin Kornelius Mwe...
Shilongo Uukule
Shilongo Filippus Uukule (1919 at Onyaanya – 2010) was senior headman of the Uukwanambwa, a clan of the Ovambo people in Namibia. His residence is located in the Onyaanya Constituency of the Osh...
Peter Kalangula
Peter Tanyangenge Kalangula (born 12 March 1926) was a Namibian political and religious leader.
Peter Kalangula was born at Omafo in Ohangwena Region, Ovamboland on 12 March 1926 and after studyin...
Olufuko Festival
Olufuko is an ancient Aawambo tradition where girls often as young as 12 are prepared for womanhood, including marriage and pregnancy, and caring for families. It is performed by an elderly man, the n...
Leaders of Ovamboland
(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)
CDA - Christian Democratic Action
Helvi Mpingana Kondombolo
Helvi Mpingana Kondombolo, affectionately known as Kuku GwaKondo (March 1898–26 November 2008) was the mother of Namibian founding president Sam Nujoma and one of the oldest people of Namibia.She was ...
Peter Shivute
Peter Sam Shivute (born 25 September 1963) is a Namibian judge. He has been the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Namibia in Windhoek since 1 December 2004, and he is the first black Namibian to o...
Kwanyama dialect
Kwanyama or Oshikwanyama is a national language of Angola and Namibia. It is a standardized dialect of the Oshiwambo language, and is mutually intelligible with Oshindonga, the other Oshiwambo dialect...
Uukwanyama
Oukwanyama (Uukwanyama in the neighbouring Oshindonga dialect) is a traditional kingdom of the Ovambo people in what is today northern Namibia. Its capital is Ehole. Its people speak the Kwanyama dial...
Mbaja tribe
The Mbadja or Ovambadja is a group of an independent tribe that speaks Oshimbadja language. They originated from Ombadja (Município de Ombadja) in southern Angola, Cunene Province (Província do Cunene...
List of Uukwaluudhi kings
This is a list of the kings of the Uukwaluudhi people, a Namibian subtribe of the Owambo. The kings all reside at the Royal Homestead in Tsandi.
Okalongo
Okalongo is a small tribe and village, which is situated in the north of Ovamboland, Namibia. It is one of the places that suffered a lot during the colonial era. In 1983 the South African forces esta...
Uukwaluudhi
Uukwaluudhi is a traditional kingdom of the Ovambo people in what is today northern Namibia. Its capital is Tsandi, a settlement located about 30 km south of Outapi, and the location of the Uukwa...
Sam Nujoma Stadium
Sam Nujoma Stadium is a football (soccer) stadium in Katutura, Windhoek, Namibia. The stadium holds 10,300 and was finished in 2005. It is named after the former Namibian president Sam Nujoma.The name...
Sam Nujoma Stadium - Wikipedia
South West African Native Labour Association
The South West African Native Labour Association (SWANLA) was a labour recruitment organisation which recruited primarily Ovambo people from Ovamboland in northern Namibia to work in the diamond mines...
Marx Nekongo
Max Nekongo is a Namibian politician. A member of SWAPO, and the Regional Councillor for Onayena Constituency in Oshikoto Region. Nekongo is Ovambo-speaking born and raised in Ondonga.In 2014, he was ...
Cornelius Thuhageni Njoba
Cornelius Thuhageni Njoba (1930-1982) was the chief of the Ovamboland bantustan in Namibia, then known as South West Africa from August 1975 to July 1980.Njoba, also a former President of the Democrat...
Hidipo Hamutenya
Hidipo L. Hamutenya (born 17 June 1939) is a Namibian politician. A long-time leading member of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), Hamutenya was a member of the Cabinet of Namibia fr...
Ovamboland People's Organization
The Ovamboland People's Organization is a defunct nationalist organization that advocated an independent Ovamboland (Namibia). Andimba Toivo ya Toivo and Sam Nujoma founded the OPO in 1959, Lucas Hale...
Ovamboland People's Organization - Wikipedia
Nehale Mpingana
Nehale lya Mpingana (died 14 April 1908) was Ohamba of Ondonga, a subtribe of the Owambo, in German South-West Africa. Their tribal area is situated around Namutoni on the eastern edge of Etosha pan i...
Where Others Wavered
Where Others Wavered: The Autobiography of Sam Nujoma - My Life in SWAPO and My Participation in the Liberation Struggle of Namibia, commonly known as Where Others Wavered, is an autobiographical work...