Naro (Nharo)

Naro is a Khoe language spoken mainly in the Ghanzi District of western Botswana, and also in eastern Namibia. In 2011 there were about 8,000 native speakers of Naro in Botswana, 1,000 in Namibia, and another 1,000 second language speakers in Bostwana.

The Naro Language Project was started in the 1980s by the Reformed Church in D'kar in central Bostwana with the aim of promoting literacy among Naro speakers. They are also working on a Naro translation of the Bible.

Naro alphabet and pronunciation

Naro alphabet and pronunication

Tones are marked as follows: á = high tone, à = low tone, and the middle tone is unmarked.

Download alphabet charts for Naro in PDF or Excel format.

Information compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample videos in Naro


Information about the Naro language

Khoe languages

Khoekhoe (Nama), Naro

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page last modified: 23.04.21


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