Definition of Ovambo in English:
noun (plural same or Ovambos)
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Relating to the Ovambo or their language.
- McKittrick examines how Christianity, colonial rule, and wage labor in Namibia reduced young Ovambo men's dependence on their fathers and allowed them to promote competing notions of masculinity.
- Therefore it is a thorn in their sides when members of the Ovambo people are given land in their former settlement area.
- As for the Ovambo and Herero traditions, you will hear from the scholars very soon in detail.
A local name, from ova- (prefix denoting a plural) + ambo 'man of leisure'.
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