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The San (also known as Khwe Khoe, Basarwa and Bushmen) have been living in Namibia for more than 22, 0000 years. People who speak Khoisan languages (also named as Bantu by white settlers in South Africa - the term Bantu was replaced by Black) migrated into Namibia in last 1000 years.

Namibia came under German colonial control in the 1800s and was known as South West Africa. During the World War I, South Africa occupied this German colony and administered it untill World War II. It annexed the region after the war. In 1966, SWAPO (South West African People's Organization) guerrilla movement  launched an armed struggle to win independence. In 1990, Namibia gained it's independence.

Circulation coins:    1993 - present

Commemorative coins:    1995      1996        1997        1998


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RK. October 5, 1999.
Revised February 8, 2006.