Definition of Damara in English:



  • A member of a people inhabiting mountainous parts of Namibia and speaking the Nama language.

    • ‘Before investigating the family situation depicted in the tales themselves, the actual family situation among Nama and Damara should be discussed briefly.’
    • ‘They enslaved the Damaras, who had, in their eyes, no right to possess anything.’
    • ‘Who would entertain the idea of the San, Damaras, Namas, Tswanas and Hereros returning to their former land/settlements?’
    • ‘The African groups include the Owambo, Kavango, Caprivians, Herero, Himba, Damara, Nama and Tswana.’
    • ‘Later inhabitants include the Nama and the Damara or Berg Dama.’


  • Relating to the Damara.

    • ‘Although the Nama and Damara people do not practice ancestor worship, there are a few direct hints that these animals are related to deceased parents or ancestors.’
    • ‘The school is named after the late legend and the builder of the Damara nation, Gaob, Conelius Goreseb.’
    • ‘Tourists experience hospitality at the house of the Damara chief of Swakopmund, and taste traditional food in the DRC.’
    • ‘Frederik and the groomers are traditional Damara people and sing church songs and harmonic lullabies as they tend to the horses.’
    • ‘Indeed, many Herero and Owambo named villages and towns today that had Damara names originally.’


The name in Nama.