The Himba (solitary: OmuHimba, plural: OvaHimba) are a native group with an expected local area of around 50,000 individuals living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene Region.
The OvaHimba history is loaded with calamities, including serious dry spells and also guerilla combat, especially during Namibia’s conflict of freedom and because of the conflict in adjoining Angola. Between 1904–1908, they went through a similar endeavor at destruction during the Herero Wars led by the supreme pilgrim government in German South-West Africa under Lothar von Trotha that demolished eminently the Herero country and the Nama individuals during the Herero and Namaqua Genocide.
They are semi-traveling, peaceful individuals who breed sheep and goats.
Ladies, in general, perform more work serious work than men do, like conveying water to the town, building homes, and draining cows. Men handle the political assignments and legitimate preliminaries.
Their homes are straightforward, cone-formed constructions of saplings, bound along with palm leaves, mud, and waste
In the Himba culture, an indication of prosperity isn’t the magnificence or nature of a gravestone, but instead the cows you had claimed during your lifetime and the horns on your grave.
It is standard, for their purposes, for the ladies to take part in day-by-day exercises of draining cows, dealing with the kids while the men go hunting, in some cases leaving for extensive stretches.
As per the Guardian, “When a guest comes knocking, a man shows his joy and delight of seeing his visitor by giving him the Okujepisa Omukazendu treatment — the spouse is given to his visitor to go pass the night with, while the husband rests in another room.
For a situation where there is no other room, the man sleeps outside.”
This lessens envy and encourages connections.
The Himba displays their traditional beliefs including ancestor adoration and rituals concerning okoruwo (a consecrated fire) which is viewed as a significant connection between the living and the dead.
Every concession has an okoruwo which is constantly situated between the passage to the kraal (town) and the passageway of the fundamental dwelling.
This is utilized to get all fires going in the settlement and the ancientest individual from the patriclan should guarantee that it is continued to blaze and never goes out.
Flames from the Okoronkwo are utilized for everyday customs and extraordinary services like births, passings, relationships, and circumcision, and it is thereby that correspondence happens with the conventional spirits.