• Tjike is a common greeting in Namibia. We present to you some interesting information about Namibia.

    In case you are from Namibia and wish to report inconsistencies, please reply to this topic.

    Herero is a Bantu language spoken by the people of Namibia, south-Western Africa. Native people who speak in Herero are popularly known as the Herero and Mbanderu people. According to the studies of 2014, around 211,700 spoke Herero.

    Following are some of the interesting facts about Namibia:

    1. Did you know that Namibia is home to the World’s Oldest desert? The Namib Desert, the world's oldest desert, has been around for at least 55 million years, devoid of surface water but bisected by many dry riverbeds.

    2. The skeleton coast is the World’s biggest gravesite for sailors and ships. A large number of sailors have died at this coast in Namibia, given the dense fog and the violent storms in the area.

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    (Image source: https://maycausewanderlust.com/explore-the-namib-desert/)

    1. The Fish River Canyon, located close to the border with South Africa, is also the oldest in the world. Researchers have determined that the canyon was formed at least 500 million years ago through water and wind erosion, coupled with the collapse of the valley floor.

    2. Did you know that Namibia has the largest population of free-roaming Cheetahs in the world?

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    (Image source: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/feed-orphan-cheetahs-in-namibia/)

    1. The Gibeon meteorite shower occurred in prehistoric times in central Namibia. Remains from this meteorite shower are exhibited at Windhoek, Namibia's capital city.

    2. Namibia has some of the highest sand dunes in the world.

    3. The Himba tribe in the Kunene region of the country has strongly clung to their traditional ways and beliefs. They wear traditional clothes, eat traditional foods and even practice traditional religions.

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    (Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibeon_(meteorite)#/media/File:Gibeon-meteorite-in-Post-Street-Mall.jpg)

    Hope you liked some of the fun and interesting facts of the Herero Culture. If you want to share some more information, please comment below and let us know!


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