Oukwanyama

Oukwanyama (Uukwanyama in the neighbouring Oshindonga dialect) is a traditional kingdom of the Ovambo people in what is today northern Namibia and southern Angola. Its capital is Ehole.

The Oukwanyama Kingdom and King Mandume Museum is located at Omhedi.

The Oukwanyama people speak the Kwanyama dialect.

Below is the list of Oukwanyama kings, their kingdoms and estimated reigning time.

1. Kambungu ka Muheya (Onambambi-Onehula) around 1600

2. Shitenhu (Oshiteve) around 1600

3. Kawengeko (Ondjiva) around 1600

4. Mushindi ua Kanhene Uandja (Ondjiva) around 1600

5. Kavonga ka Haindongo (Ondjiva) around 1600

6. Heita ya Muvale (Ondjiva) around 1690

7. Hautolonde ya Uandja (Ondjiva) 1755-1760

8. Mutota wa Haipiya (Ondjiva) 1760-1766

9. Shimbilinga sha Nailambi (Ondjiva) 1766-1806

10. Haihambo ya Mukwanhuli (Ondjiva) 1806-1807

11. Hamangulu Nahambo ya Naivala (Ondjiva) 1807-1811

12. Haimbili ya Haufiku (Ondjiva) 1811-1858

13. Haikukutu yaShinangolo (Ondjiva) 1858-1859

14. Sheefeni sha Hamukuyu (Ondjiva) 1859-1862

15. Mweshipandeka ya Shaningika (Ondjiva) 1862-1882

16. Namhadi ya Mweihanyeka (Ondjiva) 1882-1884

17. Ueyulu ya Hedimbi (Ondjiva) 1884-1904

18. Nande ya Hedimbi (Omukumbwaimbi) 1904-1911

19. Mandume ya Ndemufayo (Ondjiva) 1911-1917

20. Cornelius Mwetupunga Shelungu (Omhedi) 1998-2005

21. Martha Mwadinomho ya Kristian ya Nelumbu (Omhedi) 2005 –

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