WATCH: Nama tribe fighting to preserve culture through language

The Nama tribe is desperately doing all it can to ensure its language doesn’t die out. The community of Kuboes in the Northern Cape is now teaching their language to primary school children. Gerhard Pretorius has this story. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Nama tribe is desperately doing all it can to ensure its language doesn’t die out.

The community of Kuboes in the Northern Cape is now teaching their language to primary school children.

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Since the 1950s, children had been discouraged from speaking in their mother tongue because Westerners and specifically teachers, accused them of gossiping.

But now the community is now trying to safeguard it.

The tribe also has an agreement with Namibia for students to go study Nama in that country.

Watch the video above for more details.

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eNCA

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