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Herero (otjiHerero)

Herero is a Bantu language with around 133,000 speakers, who are known as Ovaherero, in parts of Namibia and Bostwana. It's closely related to Himba and Tjimba.

Since the 1960s, efforts have been made to standardise the spelling of Herero and other Bantu languages.

Herero alphabet (oalfabeta) and pronunciation

Herero alphabet and pronunciation

Information compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text

Korutenga Ndjambi wa memene eyuru nehi. Nehi kara ri nomuhapo, nu ra ri tjo. Nu kwa ri onḓorera mourekoto, nOmbepo yaNdjambi ya tengerere kombanda yomeva.

Translation

In the beginning God created heaven and earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The spirit of God was hovering over the water.

Source: http://www.language-museum.com/h/herero.htm

Links

Information about the Herero language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herero_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/14/show_language.asp?code=HER

Information about the Herero people
http://www.namibian.org/travel/namibia/population/herero.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herero

Bantu languages

Bemba, Chichewa, Duala, Ewondo, Ganda/Luganda, Herero, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Lingala, Loma, Lozi, Mandekan, Mende, Northern Ndebele, Northern Sotho, OshiWambo, Ronga, Shona, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swahili, Swati, Tofa, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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