200,000 in Namibia (2006). Population total all countries: 251,100.
South central to Orange River, Great Namaland.
4 (Educational). Recognized language (2001, Education Act No. 16, Article 35), implemented by Ministry of Education, 2003.
‡Akhoe, Bondelswarts, Central Damara (Central Dama), Central Nama, Ghaub Damara, Gobabis, Namidama, Sesfontein Damara, Topnaar. Lexical similarity: Sesfontein Damara over 80% with central dialects, 80% with Haiom [hgm].
Can be studied up to doctoral level at University of Namibia, also used in administration. Used as L2 by Hai||om [hgm].
Latin script [Latn].