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noun, plural He·re·ros, (especially collectively) He·re·ro for 1.
  1. a member of an indigenous people of Namibia, Botswana, and Angola.
  2. the Bantu language of the Herero.
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Historical Examples of herero

  • And the Herero swears (endless oath) "By my mother's tears!"


    W. E. B. Du Bois

  • After another decade of comparative peace war again broke out and spread from the Hottentots to the Herero.

  • She had to lie down once in a while to rest.393 The Herero wear iron which in the dry climate retains luster.


    William Graham Sumner

  • The political influence of the Cape spread meantime northward to the land of the Herero (Damara).

  • Concentration camps were established in which some thousands of Herero women and children were cared for.

British Dictionary definitions for herero


  1. plural -ro or -ros a member of a formerly rich cattle-keeping Negroid people of southern Africa, living chiefly in central Namibia
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family
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