The Himba singular: OmuHimba , plural: OvaHimba are indigenous peoples with an estimated population of about 50, people  living in northern Namibia , in the Kunene Region formerly Kaokoland and on the other side of the Kunene River in southern Angola. However, the OvaHimba do not like to be associated with OvaTwa. The OvaHimba are predominantly livestock farmers who breed fat-tailed sheep and goats , but count their wealth in the number of their cattle. Their main diet is sour milk and maize porridge oruhere ruomaere and sometimes plain hard porridge only, due to milk and meat scarcity. Their diet is also supplemented by cornmeal , chicken eggs, wild herbs and honey.
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Tribal women have known brutal displacement, fear, murder and rape at the hands of invaders, for decades. They have seen their lands taken from them, their self-respect annihilated and their futures become uncertain. Yet despite their suffering, the resistance of many tribal women is growing. They call themselves Jharnia , or, protectors of streams. In August the Dongria Kondh have overwhelmingly rejected plans by notorious British mining giant Vedanta Resources for an open-pit bauxite mine in their sacred Niyamgiri Hills, in an unprecedented triumph for tribal rights. The Dongria Kondh women are as defiant as ever. We will not give our forests to anybody , said one. All of the women are prepared to go to jail for this.
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The live in shabonos, villages made with wood, straw and palm leaves. Using small strings of bark and roots, Yanomami women weave and decorate baskets. See more ideas about Yanomami, Indigenous people of brazil and Brazil people. Officials announced last week that as many as 73 Yanomami had been slaughtered by gold miners who had been on the tribe's jungle reservation illegally.