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Ju|’hoan

A language of Botswana

ISO 639-3ktz

Population  5,000 in Botswana (2002). Population total all countries: 33,600.
Region  Northwest District, Namibia and Angola borders, north of ‡Kx’au||’ein. Also in Namibia.
Language map  Botswana
Alternate names   !Xo, Dobe Kung, Dzu’oasi, Ju’oasi, Kung, Kung-Tsumkwe, Tsumkwe, Xaixai, Xû, Xun, Zhu’oasi
Dialects  Dzu’oasi (Ssu Ghassi, Zhu’oase), Nogau (Agau). May be intelligible with ‡Kx’au||’ein [aue].
Classification  Khoisan, Southern Africa, Northern
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1974.
Comments  Traditional religion, Christian.

Also spoken in:

Namibia

Language name   Ju|’hoan
Population  28,600 in Namibia (2006).
Region  Northeast.
Language map  Namibia, reference number 6
Alternate names  !Xo, Dobe Kung, Dzu’oasi, Ju’oasi, Kung, Kung-Tsumkwe, Tshumkwe, Xaixai, Xû, Xun, Zhu’oasi
Dialects  Dzu’oasi (Ssu Ghassi, Zhu’oase), Nogau (Agau).
Language development  Nyaenyae Development Trust is teaching reading in Namibia.
Comments  Use ‘Ju|’hoan’ for themselves. Traditional religion, Christian.