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  • proper noun A Bantu language spoken in Angola and Namibia.


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  • The rural people of Kwanyama, happily led for the past 77 years by senior headmen, are reported to be highly suspicious of the motives behind the royal revival.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1993

  • Trade and Industry Minister Hidipo Hamutenya, himself a Kwanyama, said the entire kingmaking exercise is "a waste of time ... political antics which I have no time for."

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1993

  • Home Affairs Minister Hifikepunye Pohamba, too, although a possible candidate for the Kwanyama throne, was opposed.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1993

  • On October 16, the tribal council of the Kwanyama of northern

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1993

  • Kwanyama king's rule would straddle the border, with the larger part of the kingdom in Angola.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1993

  • Media reports last week said naming a king was part of a broader plan to campaign for a Kwanyama-speaking head of state once

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1993

  • One reason for its popularity, we were told, was that it was written in very pure Kwanyama, and people liked to read it just for the language, even when they had read it so often that they knew all its stories almost by heart.

    Khanya 2009

  • For the history part, it had a list of the Kwanyama kings, and potted biographies.

    Khanya 2009

  • At most such camps there were Kwanyama-speaking Anglicans from Ovamboland, and we found that many of them had been holding their own church services while they were there.

    Khanya 2009

  • "The Namibian soldiers there are mostly Kwanyama-speaking people, as are the UNITA troops recruited in the areas across the border.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2001


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