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CLDR Ticket #8188(closed: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Check and possibly update languages/pops of Namibia

Reported by: rick Owned by: rick
Component: other-supplemental Data Locale:
Phase: rc Review: emmons
Weeks: Data Xpath:



Languages of Namibia should be checked and updated. May have some older info.
See also: http://unicode.org/cldr/trac/ticket/8072#no3

Current CIA factbook says:

Oshiwambo languages 48.9%, Nama/Damara 11.3%, Afrikaans 10.4% (common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population), Otjiherero languages 8.6%, Kavango languages 8.5%, Caprivi languages 4.8%, English (official) 3.4%, other African languages 2.3%, other 1.7%
note: Namibia has 13 recognized national languages, including 10 indigenous African languages and 3 Indo-European languages (2011 est.)


Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by shervin

Here are the stats from 2011 national census (p. 8):

Main language spoken at home (percent of households):

  • Oshiwambo 49
  • Nama/Damara 11
  • Afrikaans 10
  • Kavango 9
  • Otjiherero 9

More detailed data on page 68.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by emmons

  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Component changed from unknown to data-supplemental
  • Priority changed from assess to medium
  • Phase changed from dsub to rc
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 28
  • Owner changed from anybody to rick

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by markus

  • type set to data

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by srl

  • Status changed from assigned to accepted

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by rick

  • Status changed from accepted to reviewing
  • Review set to emmons

Oshiwambo is a dialect cluster including Kuanyama and Ndonga; plus much smaller groups such as Kwambi.
Herero = Otjiherero - left at 9.1% may be slightly high

Khoekhoe = Nama (naq) - adjust to 11.3%
Adjusted Tswana slightly higher.
Adjusted German.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by emmons

  • Status changed from reviewing to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

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