The Ovambo tribe form the largest group locally.

Many people speak Portuguese. Some speak English, in part due to the proximity to Namibia (where English is an official language) and also because many southern Angolans moved into Namibia during the Civil War. Most people speak Kwanyama, a Bantu language.

Many people pass through Namacunde due to its proximity to the Namibian border. The border is an artificial divide, with the Ovambo on both sides of it. Recognising that the border divides families, Angolans may pass through into northern Namibia without a passport, although there are restrictions preventing them travelling south beyond an agreed boundary.

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