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The Himba people, men and women, are wearing a simple loincloth or goat skinned skirt.

They live mainly in camps scattered throughout the Kaokoland with their herds of cows and goats.

Every morning, after the women have applied their otjize*, they milk the cattle, before the young men of the village lead them out to graze. If there is nowhere to graze, the village may relocate, or the young men set up a temporary village with their stock.

*Butter, ash and ochre often mixed with an aromatic resin to protect themselves from the harsh desert climate.

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