7 200 Ft

This is the 4th edition (2012) of MapStudio's well known and popular Namibia Road Atlas, which has undergone some layout changes and improovments. Scale: 1:1500000

People of Namibia

Namibia's hunter-gatherer San are around 35,000 strong in numbers and enjoy a proud tradition as great storytellers, musicians, mimics and dancers. Their forefathers wandered South Africa's plains for thousands of years, leaving a wealth of rock art and engravings (notably the White Lady painting found in the Brandberg, as well as Twyfelfontein, the San's equivalent of the Louvre) to stake their claim as one of Namibia's oldest peoples. Some of their paintings date back almost 30,000 years. A large proportion of the San now live a 'normal' life in villages, while some continue to enjoy a traditional, nomadic existence (mostly in Botswana) many of whom enjoy professional employment. TheDamara are proud to be one of the country's oldest cultural groups, and from their ranks come many politicians who are among the most eloquent in Namibia's parliament. Their traditional homeland, Damaraland, was renamed the Erongo Region after independence in 1990, with a population numbering over 100,000. TheHerero migrated to Namibia centuries ago. They suffered great population losses during the colonial wars and in the 1904/5 Herero Uprising. Pastoral cattle breeders, they have retained their bonds of family life and tribal solidarity despite the wartime losses and proudly celebrate their national consciousness with a festival on Maherero Day in Okahandja every August, which includes a display of military pomp through the town's streets. The Himba are a semi-nomadic tribe of pastoralists based in the Kunene region. They live in cone-shaped 'homes' made from saplings, palm leaves, mud and dung. Proud yet friendly, these famously beautiful people are tall, slender and statuesque. They adorn themselves with bracelets, anklets, necklaces, iron belts and beautiful beads made from shells. The women protect their skin from the harsh desert sun by coating their bodies with red ochre and fat. The Kavango River provides a lifeline for the Kavango People, whose numbers have swelled to over 200,000, causing 'domestic overcrowding': on average, six and a half people live in each household! Many of the younger generation are migratory farm labourers, miners and urban workers, while those who remain closer to home. The Capriviansnumber around 80,000 and live in the Caprivi Strip. They are mostly subsistence farmers who make their living from cultivating crops, keeping cattle and fishing. These resourceful people are adaptable to the seasons: those living on the eastern flood plains of the Zambezi and Chobe rivers move seasonally, depending on the level of the floods. The Nama are Namibia's only pure Khoi descendants. Certain distinctive characteristics, such as the women's small and slender hands and feet, make the Khoi easily distinguishable. Nama have a natural talent for music, poetry and prose. An example of a traditional dance is the well-known Nama 'stap'. Numerous proverbs, riddles, tales and poems have been handed down orally from generation to generation. Nama women are highly skilled in sewing. Their embroidery and applique work, today regarded as a traditional art form, consist of brightly coloured motifs inspired by their rural environment and lifestyles. The content of their work is often expressive and humorous, as seen in the colourful, traditional patchwork dresses that the Nama women wear.

Kiadás Éve
Megjelenési forma / Kötészet
17x24 cm
96 pages
Méretarány (elsodleges)
1 : 1 500 000
Legyél te az első! Mondd el milyen a termék!
Termék a kívánságlistádra került
Összehasonlításhoz adva

A weboldalunkon cookie-kat használunk, hogy a legjobb felhasználói élményt nyújthassuk. Az oldalról történő elnavigálással hozzájárulsz a használatukhoz, vagy kattints az alábbi gombra. adatvédelem