The !Xũ, or !Kung as it is also spelled in English, are a people living in the Kalahari Desert in Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa. They speak the !Kung language, generally classified as part of the Khoisan language family. For more information, see the Bushmen. ...more on Wikipedia about "!Kung people"
(Anglo-African) Anglo African is today used, somewhat loosely, to refer to a person or people of English or British ethnicity, predominantly in South Africa, but also in smaller numbers in Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Zambia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anglo-African"
The Basters (also known as Baasters or Rehoboth Basters) are the descendents of liaisons between the Cape Colony Dutch and indigenous African women. They largely live in Namibia and are similar to Coloured or Griqua people in South Africa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Baster"
The Bushmen (also known as Khwe Khoe, Basarwa, or San) peoples of South Africa and neighbouring Botswana and Namibia, who live in the Kalahari, are part of the Khoisan group and are related to the Khoikhoi. While they have no collective name for themselves in any of their languages, all of which incorporate click consonants, they do identify themselves by group with such names as Ju/’hoansi and !Kung (the punctuation characters representing different clicks). They have lived in southern Africa (and probably other areas of Africa) for some 20,000 years. Along with the pygmies of Central Africa, the Bushmen have been considered a possible root or source for the female DNA lineage—the so-called Mitochondrial Eve. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bushmen"
In the South African and Namibian context, the term Coloured (also known as Bruinmense, Kleurlinge or Bruine Afrikaners) refers to a rather heterogenous group of people of mixed Khoisan, white European descent, Malay, Malagasy, Black ( Bantu), and South Indian ancestry, especially in the Western Cape. Some people of exclusively Khoisan descent who maintain a European-rooted culture and identity (for instance, speaking Afrikaans as their primary language) might also identify as and be considered as Coloureds. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coloured"
The Damara are a people who live in Namibia. There is also a Damaraland (town) in Damaraland, Namibia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Damara people"
The Hai//om are a Khoisan people of Namibia numbering 16,000. They once spoke a Ju language, but in the last century switched over to Nama. The are called saa by the Khoekhoe, and this is the origin of the sa in Khoisan/Khoesaan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hai//om people"
The Herero are a people belonging to the Bantu group, with about 120,000 members alive today. The majority of the Herero live in Namibia, with the remainder living in Botswana and Angola. Most are employed as workers on large farms or earn their living as merchants or tradesmen in the cities. The Ovaherero comprise several subgroups, including the Ovahimba, the Ovatjimba, the Ovambanderu and the vaKwandu. During the colonial period, Europeans attempted to define these as separate ethnic groups, but the people consider themselves all to be Ovaherero. ...more on Wikipedia about "Herero"
The Himba are an ethnic group of about 12,000 people, living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene region (formerly Kaokoland). They are a nomadic, pastoral people, closely related to the Herero, and speak the same language as them. They breed cattle and goats. ...more on Wikipedia about "Himba"
The Kavango people reside on the Namibian side of the Namibian- Angolan border. They are mainly riverine living people, but about 20% reside in the dry inland. Their livelyhood is based on fishery, livestock-keeping and cropping (mainly perlmillet/ mahangu). The Kavango Region of Namibia is named after the people. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kavango"
The Khoikhoi ("real people") or Khoi are a historical division of the Khoisan ethnic group of south-western Africa, closely related to the Bushmen (or San, as the Khoikhoi called them). Khoikhoi is sometimes spelt KhoeKhoe. At the time of the arrival of white settlers in 1652 the Khoikhoi had lived in southern Africa for about 30,000 years, and practised extensive pastoral agriculture in the Cape region. ...more on Wikipedia about "Khoikhoi"
The Lozi people are an ethnic group primarily of western Zambia, inhabiting the region of Barotseland. Lozi are also found in Namibia, Angola and Botswana. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lozi people"
Namaqua are a pastoral people of South Africa, Namibia and Botswana; one of the principal branches of the Khoikhoi race, and inhabiting Great Namaqualand. Their traditional language is called Nama, but most now speak Afrikaans. ...more on Wikipedia about "Namaqua"
The Ovambo culture is a unique and interesting society. They collectively make up eight kindred tribes, which inhabit Ovamboland in northern Namibia in Africa. They consist of Ondonga, Ukuanyama, Ukuambi, Ongaqndjera, Ukualuthi, Ombalantu, Onkolonkathi and Eunda. The tribe stretches all the way to the border of Angola. The Ovambo people make up the greatest population in Namibia. They migrated south from the upper regions of Zambezi. The reason that they settled in the area where they now live was for the rich soil that is scattered around the Ovomboland. The Ovambos population is roughly 150,000 people. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ovambo" Please visit again www.shortopedia.com
Tswana (singular moTswana or Motswana, plural baTswana or Batswana) is the name of a Southern African people. The Tswana language, also called Setswana, belongs to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo languages. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tswana"
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