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Kavango peoples in the past local historiographies from northern Namibia by Axel Fleisch

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Published by R. Köppe in Köln .
Written in English



  • Kavango (Namibia),
  • Okavango River Valley,
  • Namibia,
  • Kavango.,
  • Okavango River Valley.


  • Ethnology -- Namibia -- Kavango.,
  • Ethnology -- Okavango River Valley.,
  • Kavango (Namibia) -- History,
  • Okavango River Valley -- History.,
  • Kavango (Namibia) -- Social life and customs.,
  • Okavango River Valley -- Social life and customs.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesLocal historiographies from northern Namibia
StatementAxel Fleisch / Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig.
SeriesHistory, cultural traditions, and innovations in Southern Africa ;, v. 14
ContributionsMöhlig, Wilhelm J. G., 1934-
LC ClassificationsGN657.N35 F54 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination344 p. :
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3753056M
ISBN 10389645353X
LC Control Number2003443649

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The Kavango Peoples in the Past: Local Historiographies from Northern Namibia. Edited by AXEL FLEISCH and WILHELM J. G. MHLIG. Cologne: Rdiger Kppe Verlag, Pp. (ISBN 3 Author: Inge Brinkman. The region is traditionally inhabited by tribes such as the Hambkushu, Vagciriku, Vambunza and Vakwangali and has changed names and ownership since , according to the book. For instance, the book cites historical evidence which shows that the Kavango region was owned by South West Africa Company – a German colonial mining company.   Brinkman, Inge. “The Kavango Peoples in the Past: Local Historiographies from Northern Namibia.” JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORY – Print. APA. Brinkman, I. (). The Kavango peoples in the past: local historiographies from Northern Namibia. Book Review Web of Science id JCR category HISTORY JCR impact factor. Download The Kavango Peoples full book in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format, get it for read on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. The Kavango Peoples full free pdf books.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gibson, Gordon D. Kavango peoples. Wiesbaden: F. Steiner, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors. The Kavango people, also known as the vaKavango or haKavango, are a Bantu ethnic group that resides on the Namibian side of the Namibian–Angolan border [citation needed] along the Kavango are mainly riverine living people, but about 20% reside in the dry inland. Their livelihood is based on fishery, livestock-keeping and cropping (mainly pearl millet). These people reside in the Kavango region of Northern Namibia on the Angolan border along the Kavango River, which is named after them. The river is pivotal to their survival and they grow crops on the narrow strip of fertile soil alongside it, graze their cattle on the flood plains, fish the river extensively and hunt the wild animals that.   Today the Kavango people consist of five individual tribes, namely the Kwangali, Mbunza, Shambyu, Gciriku and Mbukushu, each inhabiting an area of its own along the southern bank. The Kwangali and Mbunza tribes have similar social practices, such as preparing young boys for manhood and young girls to take care of a household.

The Bantu-speaking Kavango people, who are the main inhabitants of the area, comprise six different tribes. They practice dryland cultivation of cereals, as the irrigation potential of the river has not been utilized. Some cattle are also raised. The western part of the Caprivi Strip is inhabited. The north – the Ovambo and Kavango. The Ovambo, and the smaller and closely related group Kavango, lived in northern Namibia, southern Angola and, in the case of the Kavango, western Zambia. Being settled people they had an economy based on farming, cattle and fishing, but they also produced metal goods. Both groups belonged to the Bantu.   Re-Viewing Resistance in Namibian History brings together the work of experienced academics and a new wave of young Namibian historians - architects of the past - who are working on a range of public history and heritage projects, from late nineteenth century resistance to the use of songs, from the role of gender in SWAPO's camps to memorialisation, and from international solidarity to. The Kavango Copper Project in the northwest of the country where Kavango is exploring for mineralisation associated with the extension of the DRC-Zambia copperbelt. The strategy of the Company is to repeat the successes of past discoveries through the discovery of world class deposits and the creation of value added for the benefit of all.