Hai||om

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A language of Namibia

Alternate Names
Haikom, Haikum, Heikom, Heikom Bushman, Heikum, Hei||om, Oshikwankala Hai?om , Xwaga
Population

18,400 in Namibia (2006). Population total all countries: 48,400.

Location

Otjozondjupa region: Grootfontein area; possibly in Mangetti Dune, Omataku, Baghani, Tsintsabis.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

‡Akhoe, Gomkhoe (Gomaikhoe, Mangetti-Hai?om, Xomkhoe), Kede (Kedde, Keddi).

Language Use

Also use Afrikaans [afr], English [eng], Khoekhoe [naq], Kwangali [kwn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Low in Afrikaans.
Other Comments

Possibly in Angola, where they reportedly originated. Traditional religion, Christian.