from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting Botswana and western South Africa. Also called Batswana, Bechuana.
- n. The Sotho language of the Tswana. Also called Setswana.
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- proper n. A Bantu people living in Botswana and South Africa.
- proper n. The Bantu language of these people; Setswana.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of a Bantu people living chiefly in Botswana and western South Africa
- n. the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Tswana in Botswana
North and South Sotho, the 20 cent coin Tswana, the 10 cent coin
The Batswana, a term also used to denote all citizens of Botswana, refers to the country's major ethnic group (the "Tswana" in South Africa), which came into the area from South Africa during the Zulu wars of the early 1800s.
What an irony that the home of the Bushmen, the Kalahari, means “the great thirst” from the Tswana word Kgala.
The workers come from a variety of countries and tribes, and they speak Zulu, Tswana or one of nearly a dozen other tribal languages.
Note 19: Martin Legassick, "The Griqua, the Sotho-Tswana, and the Missionaries, 1780 – 1840: The Politics of a Frontier Zone."
In Empire of Ivory, prior to the Tswana uprising, the English do have a pretty strong hold on part of South Africa through their base at Capetown.
Martin Legassick, "The Griqua, the Sotho-Tswana and the Missionaries."
There is some rock art of the Khoi-San bushmen who once lived there and the ruined kraals of later Sotho and Tswana cultures.
Batswana- many Tswana people, or many citizens of Botswana.
Motswana- one Tswana person or a citizen of Botswana
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