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Oshipe celebrates and preserves Oshiwambo culture

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In a vibrant display of cultural heritage, students studying Oshiwambo at the University of Namibia held their annual "Oshipe" festival to celebrate the bountiful first harvest of the year.

The time-honoured tradition holds great significance in Oshiwambo culture, with its roots deeply embedded in the customs and rituals of the Aawambo, the largest ethnic group in Namibia.

Aawambo, who originally resided in the northern central part of Namibia and southern Angola, have long relied on crop farming and animal husbandry for their livelihood.

UNAM celebrates Oshipe

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The University of Namibia's Humanities and Arts Department, in the School of Humanities, Society and Development, celebrated "Oshipe" as a practical assessment in one of the modules under Oshiwambo studies over the weekend.

Oshipe is an old practice that celebrates the new harvest of a particular year.