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The kalahar was a name proposed for a Namibian currency in 1990, when South West Africa became the British Commonwealth republic under the name Namibia in an attempt to replace the rand.

The name kalahar was proposed, as the Kalahari Desert is located in the eastern part of Namibia.

A series of proof banknotes were printed in a range of denominations from 2 kalahar to 20 kalahar. Furthermore to this, these proof banknotes were printed for the proposed Namibia Reserve Bank.

In the end, the name kalahar was rejected along with the proposed Namibian mark in favour of the Namibian dollar.