Tondoro

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Tondoro
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Tondoro
Coordinates: 17°46′05″S18°47′23″E / 17.76806°S 18.78972°E / -17.76806; 18.78972 Coordinates: 17°46′05″S18°47′23″E / 17.76806°S 18.78972°E / -17.76806; 18.78972
CountryFlag of Namibia.svg  Namibia
Region Kavango West
Constituency Tondoro Constituency
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Climate BSh

Tondoro is a settlement in the Kavango West region of northern Namibia, and the administrative centre of the Tondoro Constituency. It is located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south-east of Nkurenkuru, and it is inhabited primarily by the Uukwangali people. [1]

There is a Catholic mission in the village, called the St. Laurence Mission. It was founded in 1927 by Father Weilhöfer of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and it is still staffed by them. [1] [2]

The staff of the mission consists of five sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict of Tutzing, and they staff a girl's hostel and a clinic. The Mission serves 35 communities spread along the Kavango River. They use two deacons to assist them in serving this vast number of people. The Deacons are Dc. Moses Kandjimi Murangi, and Dc. Erwin Masambo Musunga. [1]

The outstation communities are: Canchana, Desi, Ekuli, Gcarhuwa, Kahenge, Kukuwa, Kamupupu, Kaparara, Katara, Katope Island, K.M. Sekondere, Makambu, Matava, Mbambamusi, Mbome, Mburu-uru, Mpengu, Mukekete, Musese, Nambi, Namutuntu, Nepara, Ngandu, Nkurenkuru, Nzinze, Simanya, Sitopogo, Tjara, Tuguva, Yinsu. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Tondoro, St. Laurence Parish". Roman Catholic Church, Vicariate of Rundu. 2004–2009. Retrieved 2015-05-19.[ dead link ]
  2. Peltola, Matti (1958). Sata vuotta suomalaista lähetystyötä 1859–1959. II: Suomen Lähetysseuran Afrikan työn historia[‘One Hundred Years of Finnish Missionary Work 1859–1959. II: The History of FMS’s Missionary Work in Africa’]. Helsinki: The Finnish Missionary Society. p. 218.