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Keywords:
Himba
Herrero
ethnic group
tribe
primitive people
pastoralist
woman
bare breast
breast
child
boy
loin cloth
ochre
dust
dye
stain
skin
anthropology
Kaokoland
Namibia
Africa
The Himba are a minority group in Namibia, representing less than one per cent of the population. They cover their skin with an ochre dust and never wash, water being in very short supply in the near-desert where they live. The women go bare-breasted and small boys wear little but a loin cloth.

The Himba are a minority group in Namibia, representing less than one per cent of the population. They cover their skin with an ochre dust and never wash, water being in very short supply in the near-desert where they live. The women go bare-breasted and small boys wear little but a loin cloth.

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