Herero in Botswana





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People Name General Herero
People Name in Country Herero
Population in Botswana 34,000
World Population 553,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mbandieru
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Southwest
People Name General Herero
Ethnic Code NAB57n
People ID 12085
Country Botswana
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Scattered in groups among ethnic groups: Northwest District, Maun, Gomare, Sehitwa, Makakung, Nokaneng, Shakawe, Nxaunxau, and western cattleposts; Central District, Mahalapye, Toromoja, Rakops, Mokoboxane, Letlhakane; Ghanzi District, Charles Hill, Ghanz.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Herero (34,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Herero 34,000
For Primary Language: Herero

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1875-1912)
New Testament Yes   (1878-1912)
Complete Bible Yes   (1987)
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Herero Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Independent

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.50 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
70.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
15.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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