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Hahn, Carl Hugo
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(Oct 18, 1818, Riga, Latvia – Nov 24, 1895, Cape Town, South Africa). Sent by the Rhenish Mission to southwest Africa (Namibia) in 1842, Hahn studied the Herero language, wrote the first Herero grammar and translated first sections of the Bible. In 1844, he founded a so-called “mission colony” in which Christian life was to be shared and into which the converted Herero were to be incorporated. During his activity, Hahn laid the cornerstone for the Lutheran stamp on mission and chu…

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Sundermeier, Theo, “Hahn, Carl Hugo”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_09237>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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