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The Herero are a people belonging to the Bantu group, with about 240,000 members alive today. The majority live in Namibia, with the remainder living in Botswana and Angola. Most are employed as workers on large farms or earn their living as merchants or tradesmen in the cities. There is also a growing number of professionals.

The Ovaherero comprise several subgroups, including the Ovahimba, the Ovatjimba (not actually a tribal connotation, but a class one), the Ovambanderu and the vaKwandu, groups in Angola include the vaKuvale, vaZemba, Hakawona, Tjavikwa, Tjimba and Himba who regularly cross the Namibia/Angola border when migrating with their herds. During the colonial period, Europeans attempted to define these as separate ethnic groups, but the people consider themselves all to be Ovaherero. They speak Herero (Otjiherero), and partly Portuguese in Angola, English in both Botswana and Namibia, and Afrikaans in Namibia.

(Ref: Wikipedia)

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To find foods and foods and food-related items in in Herero you may search by any of the following terms:
Africa African Angola Angolan Bantu Botswana Botswanan Herero Namibia Namibian South Southern West Western

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller in South West Africa  may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'African''.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of nara nuts, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'nara Angolan' and then click on 'Translate from English'

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as  'African' may help in a successful search.

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