Herero

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A language of Namibia

Alternate Names
Ochiherero, Otjiherero
Population

206,000 in Namibia (2006). Population total all countries: 237,000.

Location

Damaraland and northwest Ovamboland Territory, Kaokoveld.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Recognized language (2001, Education Act No. 16, Article 35), implemented by Ministry of Education, 2003.

Dialects

Central Herero, Mbandieru (East Herero, Mbanderu).

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1987.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Glossonym: Damara, erroneous. Traditional religion, Christian.

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