≠Akhoe Hai//om is a Central Khoisan language and a
member of the Khoekhoegowab dialect continuum. Within southern Africa Khoisan
languages are particularly understudied and endangered. ≠Akhoe Hai//om in
Namibia is threatened in at least three different ways:
- The overall number of speakers is low.
- The reputation of the language and its speakers is low.
- Standardized neighbouring variants have received much more attention by administrators and linguists.
In this project research focuses on ≠Akhoe Hai//om spoken in the
north of the Oshikoto region.