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He·re·ro

 (hə-râr′ō, hĕr′ə-rō′)
n. pl. Herero or He·re·ros
1. A member of a pastoral people inhabiting Namibia and Botswana.
2. The Bantu language of this people.

Herero

(həˈrɛərəʊ; ˈhɛərəˌrəʊ)
npl -ro or -ros
1. (Peoples) a member of a formerly rich cattle-keeping Negroid people of southern Africa, living chiefly in central Namibia
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Herero - a member of a pastoral Bantu people living in Namibia, Botswana, and Angola
Namibia, Republic of Namibia, South West Africa - a republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa); achieved independence from South Africa in 1990; the greater part of Namibia forms part of the high Namibian plateau of South Africa
Angola, Republic of Angola - a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990
Botswana, Republic of Botswana - a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
Bantu - a member of any of a large number of linguistically related peoples of Central and South Africa
2.Herero - a Banto language spoken by the Herero in Namibia, Botswana, and Angola
Bantoid language, Bantu - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
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Tsau in Ngamiland District holds a significant part of the Herero history since some Herero war veterans were buried in the village.
The Herero of South West Africa (now Namibia) were decimated by the Germans in a manner too horrendous for polite historians to recount.
* "We are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika Between the years 1885-1915" marks Steppenwolf Theatre Company's latest production for young adults.
These include the mass murder of tens of thousands of indigenous Herero and Nama people during protests against colonial rule from 1904-1908.
Buried beneath the desert wastelands of what is today modern-day Namibia lay the scattered skeletal remains of over 100,000 thousand Africans: the Herero and Nama people.
We also do not forget a long list of acknowledged and unacknowledged genocides and near genocides where Germany's Herero Genocide, Belgian King Leopold's savagery in the Congo, Portuguese brutality in Angola and Mozambique, French and Spanish bloodletting in North Africa, numerous British punitive expeditions, Italian barbarism in Libya and Ethiopia and modern-day Rwanda are only a few examples of the many kindnesses of superior civilization the West brought to our shores, where complicity by inaction, indifference and deliberate collusion with our oppressors, makes Darfur the latest injury to the soul and body of Africa.
However, the same person will turn around and say "I'm a Herero and as a Herero I need me two women".
The Nama, however, were at times engaged in violent conflict not just with the German administration, but also with the Herero people of Namibia.
In the years 1904 to 1908 German colonial troops beat in the German-Southwest Africa at that time rebellions of the ethnic groups Herero and Nama cruelly.
In 1907 the German colonial army, wrapping up its genocide of Nama and Herero peoples in Southwest Africa, generally counted the Namib Desert as more trouble than it was worth it.
This went hand-in-hand with a political initiative to make amends with Namibia for the genocide of Herero and Nama people in the early 20th century, although Germany has balked at the idea of reparations.
Os desenhos dela com pigmentos oriundos da Namibia (usados pelas mulheres Himba Herero) tambem recordam Smithson, para quem a ferrugem, ou seja, o oxido de ferro, e indissociavel da presenca do metal na cultura contemporanea como material que, mais cedo ou mais tarde, revela a sua vida propria no tempo e, desse modo, e alegorica.