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ǀUri sîsen-ī (Hai //Om)
Museveni wa lisipi(Silozi)
Yirugana youkenentu woyivera (Rukwangali)
Works of metal have been used for various reasons by the different communities in Namibia. One of the common metals used was copper, which was mostly extracted from the Tsumeb area, by the San communities. The copper was then traded with other communities such as the AaNdonga, who had blacksmiths who smelted the copper. The smelted copper was incorporated into their daily lives and made items such as bangles, necklaces, rings and knives. The different communities then manufactured items they deemed necessary from the smelted copper and attached cultural values to them. This is an indication that culture and beliefs have always been evolving. Some objects were made purely for aesthetic value.