The Coloured People
an overview of Namibia's population
Namibia's Coloured community has its roots in the Cape Province of South Africa. They are a people of mixed race, who during the apartheid years were often not accepted by any other group. Genetically they are very similar to the Rehoboth Basters and both speak Afrikaans, although the accent and dialect does differ.
Most Coloureds live in towns and villages (with Windhoek and Swakopmund having large coloured populations) and are well educated, they work in a wide range of profesions such as education and the civil service, many also work as fishermen in Walvis Bay.