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Nǀuu is a language spoken by the Nǁnǂe people in South Africa. The name ǂKhomani is used by the South African government, but apart from that is not recognized by the Nǁnǂe.
Nǀuu belongs to the Tuu (Taʼa-ǃKwi) language family, with extinct ǀXam being its closest relative. The slash symbol in these names represents a click like the English interjection tsk! tsk! used to express pity or shame; "Nǀuu" is pronounced like noo, with a tsk pronounced in the middle of the /n/. Its closest living relative is the ǃXóõ language.
Nǀuu prospered through the 19th century, but encroaching non-ǃKwi languages and acculturation threatened it, like most other Khoisan languages. The language of the ǂKhomani was mainly displaced by Afrikaans and Nama, especially after they started migrating to towns in the 1930s and found themselves surrounded by non-Nǀuu speaking people. In 1973 their language was declared extinct, and the remaining ǂKhomani were evicted from the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park.
In the 1990s, ǂKhomani elders became upset that the language was dying out. It was thought that the language might already be extinct. They finally located 101-year old Elsie Vaalbooi, who could still speak Nǀuu. Linguist Anthony Traill interviewed her in 1997. The South African San Institute soon became involved in the pursuit of information on the Nǀuu language, and with the help of Vaalbooi they tracked down 25 other people scattered by the eviction who were able to speak or at least understand the language. Thabo Mbeki handed over 400 km² of land to the ǂKhomani in 1999, and 250 km² of land within the park in 2002. Vaalbooi came up with the Nǀuu motto of Sa ǁʼa ǃainsi uinsi (We move towards a better life) for her rehabilitated people. At the time there were twenty elderly speakers, eight of whom lived in the Western Cape province signed over to them. As of 2007, fewer than ten are still alive in South Africa, and a few more in Botswana; none live with another speaker, and their daily languages are Afrikaans and Tswana, respectively. Linguist Nigel Crawhall is documenting the language. However, the younger generations of ǂKhomani are proud Nama speakers, and have little affinity to Nǀuu, so there is little chance of saving the language.
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