TONY CAMACHO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TONY CAMACHO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A Himba woman preparing maize on the fire at a gathering to celebrate her ancestors. The Himba are a pastoral and nomadic people of northern Namibia who are closely related to the Herero people. The Himba speak OtjiHimba a variation of the Herero language. They tend herds of goats and cattle in the arid semi-desert environment, living in extended families in homesteads. Most live without access to electricity and water is often scarce. Female members of the group are tasked with collecting water and firewood, looking after the children and preparing food. Filmed near Opuwo, Kunene region, Northern Namibia.
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