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Omumborombonga

Omumborombonga

The first people originated from a mythic tree, an Omumborombonga tree, growing between the Kaokoveld and Ovamboland. Makuru, the old one, with his wife, Kamungarunga, and his cattle are descended from this tree, but everything else in the world has a different origin. The Ovambo migrated southward from the upper reaches of the Zambezi at the same time as the Herero. On reaching the present Ovamboland, the Herero continued in a westerly direction, moving toward and through the Kaokoveld southward in search of suitable pastures for their large herds of cattle, while the Ovambo, being an agricultural people, decided to remain....

Out of the Omumborombonga tree came forth in the beginning a man and a woman. The woman was called Kamangundu, and from her sprang the Herero, Ovambo, Tswana, and Nama.
http://www.answers.com/topic/kamangundu-emerges-from-omumborombonga-the-tree-of-life

tree, growing between the Kaokoveld and Ovamboland.
http://www.answers.com/topic/kamangundu-emerges-from-omumborombonga-the-tree-of-life

The wild animals of the veld, as well as the cattle and the sheep, came out of this tree, but the Bergdama (black slaves) came out of a rock as did goats and baboons
http://www.namibian.org/travel/namibia/plants.htm
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