Himba

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Himba

The Himba are an indigenous group of tall, slender and statuesque herdsmen. Since the 16th century, they have lived in scattered settlements, leading traditional lives, surviving war and droughts. The tribal structure helps them live in one of the most extreme environments on earth.

“Don’t start your farming with cattle, start it with people”

Each member belongs to two clans, through patrilineal and matrilineal connections. Marriages are arranged with to spread 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 of the indigenous group.

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