Bushmanland (South West Africa)

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Republic of Bushmanland
Republiek van Boesmanland
Republik Buschmannland
1989–1989
Flag of Bushmanland
Flag
Location of Bushmanland (green) within South West Africa (grey).
Location of Bushmanland (green) within South West Africa (grey).
Map of the bantustan.
Map of the bantustan.
Status Bantustan
Capital Tsumkwe (Tjumǃkui)
Common languages Khoisan
English
Afrikaans
German
History  
• Self-government
1989
• Re-integrated into Namibia
May 1989
Currency South African rand
Preceded by
Succeeded by
South West Africa
Namibia

Bushmanland (Afrikaans: Boesmanland) was a bantustan in South West Africa (present-day Namibia), intended by the apartheid government to be a self-governing homeland for the San people (the Bushmen). Despite this, a government was not established in the region.

Bushmanland, like other homelands in South West Africa, was abolished in May 1989 at the start of the transition to independence.

See also

Coordinates: 19°35′S 20°31′E / 19.583°S 20.517°E / -19.583; 20.517

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