Herero is a Bantu language spoken by the Herero people in Namibia, Botswana and Angola. It is closely related to the Himba language, spoken by the Himba people in northern Namibia.
Herero is a member of the Bantu family of languages, and is therefore related to languages such as Swahili, Zulu and Lingala. The Bantu family is the largest family of languages in Africa, with over 700 languages.
Herero is written in the Latin alphabet, with some additional letters to represent sounds not found in European languages.
The Herero people are traditionally a pastoral people, herding cattle in the dry lands of Namibia. However, many Herero people now live in towns and cities, and the language is also spoken by people of other ethnic groups in Namibia.
Herero is an official language of Namibia, along with English and Afrikaans. It is taught in schools and used in the media.