Hai||om

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A language of Namibia

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

16,000 in Namibia (2002 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 46,000.

Location

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

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

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

Language Use

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

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

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

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