173,000 (2014 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 191,700.
Omaheke region; Otjozondjupa region: southeast corner and central area, Otumborombonga; Kunene region: Sesfontein north to Angola border area.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2001, Education Act No. 16, Article 35), implemented by Ministry of Education, 2003.
Mbandieru (East Herero, Mbanderu), Central Herero, Himba (Ovahimba).
Latin script [Latn].
Erroneously called ‘Damara’. Traditional religion, Christian.