Ju|’hoansi

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A language of Namibia

Alternate Names
!Xo, !Xun, Dobe Kung, Dzu’oasi, Ju’oasi, Ju|’hoan, Kung, Kung-Tsumkwe, Tshumkwe, Xaixai, Xû, Zhu’oasi
Autonym
Ju|’hoansi
Population

39,000 (2016). Total users in all countries: 44,000.

Location

Kavango East and Kavango West regions; Omaheke region: north border; Otjozondjupa region: east central.

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Language Status

4 (Educational). Recognized language (2009, National Curriculum, Basic Education, Sections 4.1.5.1 and 5.5), used in primary education.

Dialects

Dzu’oasi (Ssu Ghassi, Zhu’oase), Nogau (Agau), ‡Kx’au||’ein (||Au||ei, ||X’au||’e, ‡Kx’au||’ei, Auen, Kaukau, Koko, Kung-Gobabis).

Language Development
Nyaenyae Development Trust is teaching reading in Namibia. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Ju|’hoan. Traditional religion, Christian.

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