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BORN IN ETOSHA - KEEPING IT ALIVE!

Hunting

  • The Hai||om used the root of !Khores (Adenium boehmianum) for making poison for their arrows

  • ‡Aro!gara!garases is a buffalo thorn tree close to Okaukuejo, which was given a swearword nickname by the Hai||om.

  • At ||Khau‡goab, there are two palms and two waterholes, ||Khau‡goab and Aa‡goab. The Hai||om say the two waterholes are brothers.

  • In former times, ||Nasoneb (Rietfontein) was an important Hai||om settlement. Kadisen ||Khumub was born there in 1940.

  • In the past, Tsînab, a natural well with a permanent settlement, was situated close to Halali, but it has been almost entirely forgotten.

  • Stories about the consequences of eating lions reveal that lions, more than other predators, were respected by the Hai||om as colleagues and friends, as equals. Lions were also a source of divine

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  • Sore ‡Axab is a reliable source of potable water and it was also known to be a favoured haunt of lions.