Republic of Namibia
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Namibia’s first inhabitants were the Bushmen (Sands). Around 1300 the Namas and the Damaras came from the north pushing the Bushmen towards the Kalahari Desert. Around 1500 the Owambos settled on the high plateau and in the Okavongo delta. Around 1600 Herero herdsmen arrived from the north.


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Further Reading

  1. Gupta, V., Independent Namibia: Problems and Prospects. Delhi, 1990Google Scholar
  2. Herbstein, D. and Evenston, J., The Devils are Among Us: the War for Namibia. London, 1989Google Scholar
  3. Kaela, L. C. W., The Question of Namibia. London, 1996CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Katjavivi, P.H., A History of Resistance in Namibia. London, 1988Google Scholar
  5. Schoeman, Elna and Stanley, Namibia. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1997Google Scholar
  6. Sparks, D.L. and Green, D., Namibia: the Nation after Independence. Boulder, (CO), 1992Google Scholar
  7. National statistical office: Central Statistics Office, Windhoek.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999

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  • Barry Turner

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