Languages in Namibia
Himba women | Credit: Eye See Africa
Namibia has a remarkable diversity of spoken languages: around 30 in total.
English is the official language in Namibia, and almost everyone that you’ll meet on your travels will speak English, even though it’s the first language of less than 1% of the country’s population. Nearly half the population speaks Oshiwambo dialects, while the other main languages are Khoekhoe, Afrikaans, Kwangali, Herero and German.