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Ongandjera (from "aagandji yiiyela", place of gold metal thread beads) is settlement near "Okahao in the "Omusati Region northern "Namibia. Historically part of "Ovamboland, Ongandjera is also a traditional kingship. It is the birthplace of "Sam Nujoma, the country's first "president.[1] In 1917, "South Africa stripped the rulers of seven kingships, including Ongandjera, of their authority. Following Namibia's independence, the king of Ongandjera declared the royal family restored.[2]


  1. ^ "Sam Nujoma". "Encyclopædia Britannica. Chicago: "Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 2007. 
  2. ^ Forrest, Joshua B. (2003). Subnationalism in Africa: Ethnicity, Alliances, and Politics. "Lynne Rienner Publishers. p. 215. "ISBN "1-58826-227-8. 

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