i-con2Ethnic Groups in Namibia : Caprivians

In the very north-east of Namibia live about 50.000 Caprivians. Their centre is Katima Mulilo.

The Caprivians migrated – probably in 18th century  – from Zambia along the rivers Kwando, Linyanti and Zambesi. The Caprivians are composed of many different tribes with a common language called Lozi.

Ethnic groups in Namibia Nama Rehoboth Baster Herero San (Bushmen) Damara Caprivians Kavango Ovambo Himba
Economic base of the Caprivians is small-scale cattle and goats breeding and the cultivation of maize, millet and potatoes in subsistence agriculture. Fishing also contributes to their livelihood. The Caprivi region has a weak infrastructure and provides hardly any jobs. The people's hopes are on tourism.

Photo: Caprivian woman weaving a grass mat in Katima Mulilo