Naro

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A language of Botswana

Alternate Names
||Ai||e, ||Ai||en, ||Aikwe, ||Aisan, |Aikwe, Nharo, Nharon, Nhauru, Nhaurun
Population

10,000 in Botswana (2004 R. Cook). Population total all countries: 14,000.

Location

Ghanzi District, Ghanzi, Bere, Dekar, East Hanahai, West Hanahai, Kuke, New Kanagas, Tshobokwane, Makunda, Grootelaagte, Karakobis, Kanagas, Charles Hill, and commercial farms. Also in Namibia.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

!Gingkwe, |Amkwe, |Anekwe, G!inkwe, G!okwe, N|hai-Ntse’e (N||hai, Ts’ao), Qabekhoe (!Kabbakwe, Qabekho), Ts’aokhoe (Tsaokhwe, Tsaukwe), Tserekwe, Tsorokwe.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15–29 years 70% Tswana [tsn], 15% English; 30–54 years 10% Tswana 2% English; 55 and older 2% Tswana, 0% English. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1996–2007.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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