Xoms |Omis Project

Conserving Etosha's Cultural Heritage

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Out now: book publication "Born in Etosha"
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Map of Etosha Game Reserve and Hai||om settlements, 1947
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Poster map of Hai||om placenames in Etosha (pdf)
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Documents and Maps of Hai||om indigenous knowledge

During the time from 1999 until today, extensive knowledge has been collected and prepared by members of the Xoms |Omis Project.

The information available up to now covers the following areas. Please check back for updates on new material available.

Places

  • list of placenames (Hai||om names and later given Afrikaans names)
  • map of important former Hai||om settlements, with roads accessible to tourists
  • poster-map of former Hai||om settlements and other important places, produced for the 100-year centennary of Etosha National Park in 2007: .pdf, 2 MB

Plants

Animals

  • list of animals, Hai||om names, general information, use
  • animal stories
  • map: important animal resources, their migratory patterns and important hunting plances, produced for the 100-year centennary of Etosha National Park in 2007: .pdf, 2 MB

History

  • lifelines and maps: personal history of some of the Xoms |Omis Project members
  • maps of the boundaries of Etosha National Park 1907-2000

Some of this is published in the booklet Born in Etosha.

Interactive map (google api):

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