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Himba women wearing traditional clothing at a gathering to celebrate their ancestors. The members of the extended family meet every two years to perform this ritual. Their partially clothed bodies are covered with 'otjize', a mixture of butter fat and ochre. 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. Filmed near Opuwo, Kunene region, Northern Namibia.
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