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This video was submitted by Musuweu Theron Kolokwe from Windhoek, Namibia, where he and Revival both live and work. Khoekhoegowab, also known as Khoekhoe or by its endonym Nama, is spoken by as many as 300,000 people, primarily in the southern African nation of Namibia. Part of the Khoe language family, Khoekhoegowab is among one of the largest Indigenous language groups of southern Africa that predate the Bantu migration. Like many of the Indigenous languages of this region (previously referred to as the ‘Khoisan languages’), Khoekhoegowab phonology includes 20 click consonants. It is officially recognized in Namibia, making it the only Khoisan language with official status. The Khoekhoegowab language is spoken almost exclusively in Namibia and consists of a dialect continuum with Nama as the southernmost and Damara, Haiǁom, and ǂAakhoe as the northernmost dialect clusters.
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