Namibia – The only German speaking country in Africa

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Africa’s beauties and facts are uncountable! There’s always something new to make you go like Wow! This continent is truly underrated and has a lot of room for growth in tourism.

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This continent is truly diverse, both in its nature and people. Any major language you think is being spoken there beside their local dialects! There are English speaking countries, French, Portuguese, and even one German nation called Namibia!

Are you curious to know more about this special German-speaking country?

Let’s start by recent history!

Recent history of Namibia

Namibia was colonized by Germany for a few years which is the main reason this country adopted German language and cuisine but after a while, South Africa took over and made Namibia’s official language, English to sync it with itself and didn’t allow Namibians to have a Sovereign nation until February 9, 1990, when UN put pressure on South Africa for two continuous years.
After independence, Namibia’s government set up the country’s roots on Democratic values which made the country what it is today, one of the Democratic countries in Africa!

People in Namibia

Namibians are all African with a minority of %2 Europeans who are mostly German and British.

They speak German, English, Afrikaans, as well as 9 regional languages.

The culture is influenced by Germans in many ways, like cuisine, entertainment, and even the street names! On every corner in major cities, you’ll find German-style bars that serve Beer and delicious German food like their sausages.

What to do in Namibia

Windhoek, the capital of Namibia

This beautiful city is Namibia’s capital and constantly ranks among the top 10 cleanest African cities every year.

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Etosha National Park in Namibia

Etosha National Park has great biodiversity where you’ll find animals like the African bush elephant (a unique elephant that lives in Saharan areas), African leopard, and Springbok!
Etosha has high-quality camps such as Dolomite Camp, Onkoshi, and the newest one Olifantsrus, and all of them are being controlled by Namibia Wildlife Resorts.

Sossusvlei in Namibia

Sossusvlei is a large area that is made of salt and red sand! It’s famous for its high sand dunes that could have a color range of pink to orange! You can book tours to be taken there and even if you’re not interested to climb the dunes, just sit and enjoy the surreal view that could be found nowhere else on our planet!

Düne 45 Sossusvlei

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25 thoughts on “Namibia – The only German speaking country in Africa

  1. I’ve just posted my story on a trip to Namibia – do read it. The German part really is incongruous. German signs and street names everywhere, when German was officially done away with. I found Afrikaans the most spoken language there. Again, it was supposed officially done away with it.

  2. Glad you did a post on Namibia, thats my home country!

    Fun fact: Namibia gets it’s name from the Namib desert which is the oldest desert in the world!

    The name means ‘vast area’ or something similar in my language(the Nama/Damara)😊

    1. It’s her natural hair. Himba women use butter and mud to style their hair, each hairstyle representing her marital status or positions in the family etc

        1. Haha yea they one of the tribes in Namibia that have have really kept their roots for long, hardly influenced by the western lifestyle as the rest of the country..

  3. I like the info you keep dishing out on a daily. I reside on the African continent and I didn’t even know that Namibia was officially a German speaking nation.
    Thanks for sharing!

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