Namibia's population is approximately 1.62 million and an annual
population growth of about 3%. The population is distributed unevenly,
however as approximately 60% of the country's inhabitants live in
the north and about one-third in rural areas.
Namibia's inhabitants vary from hunter-gatherers, herders and farmers
to an urban population with skilled, semi-skilled, professionals
consisting of traders, civil servants and individuals in a wide
diversity of professions.
English is the official language in Namibia, however there are other
languages widely spoken by diferrent tribes in Namibia.
These languages can be divided into three categories, the Bantu
languages spoken by the Owambos, Hereros, Kavangos, Caprivians and
Tswanas the Indo-Germanic languages of Afrikaans, German and English
and the Khoisan languages spoken by the Bushmen (San) and Nama/Damara.
Approximately 90% of Namibia's population is Christian whilst other
major denominations represented are Roman Catholic and Anglican,
as well as a number of reformed groupings and independent African
Many traditional African convictions have permeated the Christian