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Vedder, Hermann Heinrich
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(Jul 3, 1876, Westerenger, Westphalia – Apr 26, 1972, Okahandja, Namibia), from 1903 a missionary in German Southwest Africa, working on behalf of the United Evangelical Mission (Vereinigte Evangelische [Rheinische] Mission). Initially he looked after victims of the German colonial wars from 1904 to 1908 (Namibia) among the Herero and nama people, providing critical comment. After 1911 he found his primary missionary life’s work in training teachers and evangelists, which he placed on a solid academic footing with ethnographic, linguistic, and histo…

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Barth, Hans Martin, “Vedder, Hermann Heinrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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