(1885) Herero

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1948 PJ. Discovered 1948 Aug. 9 by E. L. Johnson at Johannesburg.

Named for a tribe in the northern highlands of South-West Africa who fought a disastrous war with the Nama Hottentots in 1930. They came under German rule in 1884 but were ruthless suppressed after a revolt in 1904. (M 3936)

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