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Herero language

Herero (, Otjiherero) is a language of the Bantu subfamily of the Niger–Congo group. It is spoken by the Herero and Mbanderu peoples in Namibia and Botswana, as well as by small communities of this people in southwestern Angola. There were 211,700 speakers in 2014.

Its linguistic distribution covers a zone called Hereroland, a zone constituted of the region of Omaheke along with the Otjozondjupa and Kunene Regions. The Himba people, who are related to the Herero and Mbanderu, speak a dialect very close to Otjiherero. Many Herero-speakers live in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.



Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean; it shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border Zimbabwe, less than 200 metres of the Zambezi River (essentially a small bulge in Botswana to achieve a Botswana/Zambia micro-border) separates the two countries. Namibia gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek, and it is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations.

Namibia, the driest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, was inhabited since early times by the San, Damara, and Nama peoples. Around the 14th century, immigrating Bantu peoples arrived as part of the Bantu expansion. Since then, the Bantu groups, one of which is known as the Ovambo people, have dominated the population of the country; since the late 19th century, they have constituted a majority.


Herero language (English)  Lingua herero (Italiano)  Herero (Nederlands)  Héréro (Français)  Otjiherero (Deutsch)  Herero (Português)  Гереро (Русский)  Idioma herero (Español)  Język herero (Polski)  赫雷罗语 (中文)  Herero (Svenska)  Limba herero (Română)  ヘレロ語 (日本語)  Гереро (Українська)  Hereron kieli (Suomi)  Bahasa Herero (Bahasa Indonesia)  Hererų kalba (Lietuvių)  Herero (Česky)  Hereroca (Türkçe)  Herero keel (Eesti)  Herero jezik (Hrvatski)  ภาษาเฮเรโร (ไทย)