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I. Demography in Namibia.
Namibia is one of the three countries with the lowest density in the world.
This desert country, had only 450,000 inhabitants in 1958 and has over a million capita than 80 years to reach 2 million in the mid 2000s.
In July 2003, the census population was 1,927,447 inhabitants (including 38% aged under 15 years and 4% over 65 years).
Blacks make up 84.5% of the population against 7% white, 6.5% mixed, and 2% Chinese.
The Namibian population is unevenly distributed on the territory (see map above cons).
The bulk of the population lives in the north and Windhoek.
demographic curve in Namibia
population density in Namibia
II. Population by regions.
Map regions Namibia
III. Ranking of the largest cities
III. The peoples of Namibia
The people of Namibia is divided into 11 ethnic groups, including:
The Ovambo people
It is the largest ethnic group, they are more than 700 000 (49.8%).
They live mostly in the north, there are 12 different tribes ...
They are 120 000 (9.3%), divided into five tribes. They live in the north-east ...
The Herero people
They are 100 000 (7.5%), they come from the Great Rift.
Their population was decimated to 75 %,...
They are 100 000 (7.5%), they are among the earliest inhabitants of Namibia
they help the Germans against the Herero and Nama ...
The Nama people
They are 60,000 (4.8%), they are divided between Mariental and Keetmanshop
Approximately 80,000 (3.7%), they live in the Caprivi Strip, and have five groups (
Masubia, Mafwe, Mbukushu, Mayet, Matotela).
people Bushmen (San)
About 27 000 (3%) were the first inhabitants of Namibia
their land to the east in the Kalahari Desert ...
The Himba people
Approximately 13,000 (0.5%), they are in the Kaokoland is the "red people" ...
V. Breakdown of religions in Namibia.
Christian: 91.00% including 67.90% of Protestants
Traditional Religions / animism: 5.00%
Atheists / no religion: 3.90%
VI. Distribution of languages in Namibia.
There are 12 languages and 25 dialects spoken in Namibia major, English is the official language.
- The English (official)
- The Afrikaans
- The Oshiwambo
- The otjihero
- The Damara-Nama
- The rukangwali
- The silozi