Kwandu people


Kwandu / Kwando

Population & Ecosystem

6.000 Kwandu people live in the mountain area of Serra das Neves, near the towns of Kamukuio and Mamue. (Angola)

Economy & Society

Cattle pastoralists and subsistence agriculturalists.

Culture & Religion

Kwandu speak Herero language similar to Mucubal.

Culture is similar to neighbouring Mucubal tribe but more Westernized due to proximity of Benguela area that was colonized in the 18th century. Schooling and missionary action have affected the traditional ways of Kwandu people and nowadays they are mostly Christianised.



Source: Joan Riera - Anthropologist (