Bushmanland (South West Africa)

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

Boesmanland
Buschmannland
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.
StatusBantustan
CapitalTsumkwe (Tjumǃkui)
Common languagesKhoisan
English
Afrikaans
German
CurrencySouth African rand
Preceded by
Succeeded by
South West Africa
Namibia
Allocation of Land to bantustans according to the Odendaal Plan. Bushmanland is in the north-east.

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

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