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. 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.
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