Herero

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A language of Namibia

Alternate Names
Ochiherero, Otjiherero, Ovaherero
Population

62,600 in Namibia (2010 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 73,600.

Location

Omaheke region; Otjozondjupa region: southeast corner and central area, Otumborombonga; Kunene region: Sesfontein north to Angola border area.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

Mbandieru (East Herero, Mbanderu), Central Herero, Himba (Ovahimba).

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1987.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Erroneously called ‘Damara’. Traditional religion, Christian.

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