Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly Bech·u·a·na·land (bĕch-wäˈnə-lăndˌ, bĕchˌo͞o-äˈ-)Botswana A country of south-central Africa. Originally inhabited by the San and later (18th century) by the Tswana, the region became a British protectorate after 1885 and gained full independence in 1966. Gaborone is the capital and the largest city. Population: 1,820,000.

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  • proper n. A country in Southern Africa (formerly Bechuanaland). Official name: Republic of Botswana.

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  • n. a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s

Etymologies

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After the Tswana people.

Examples

  • BOTSWANA: UNAIDS said in November 1998 that 25 percent of adults in Botswana, population 1.55 million, were infected.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2008) - African Copper Plc ( "African Copper" or "the Company") (TSX: ACU) (AIM: ACU) (BOTSWANA: AFRICAN COPPER) is pleased to provide shareholders with an update on the progress at the Mowana open pit mine in Botswana.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • A probable albino elephant calf in Botswana is getting attention ...

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Little known fact: the number two cause of death in Botswana is pancreatic-spontaneous-combustion.

    DAVID FINCHER AND SPIKE JONZE PRESENT

  • Copyright in Botswana p2p news/p2pnet: - Botswana is working on a bill to amend the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act. I’d like to get my hands on it because its content seems like a plain violation of more than one fundamental right and look just plain weird:

    Copyright in Botswana

  • The charity is an idea my mother had several years ago, and now she, all three of her children, and several talented, dedicated friends of ours who live in Botswana are establishing a not-for-profit organization to support the women who care for AIDS orphans.

    Robyn Scott - An interview with author

  • Botswana is a tolerant country, and in my early childhood I was pretty much unexposed and oblivious to any of the racial tensions that beset so much of Southern Africa.

    Robyn Scott - An interview with author

  • I also wanted to make it a story proper, with a clear beginning and ending, and so it is set only in Botswana and framed by the character not of me, nor any of my immediate family, but of my grandfather, who was so much a part of the place, and the reason, albeit indirectly, that brought us there.

    Robyn Scott - An interview with author

  • One thing that has really struck me since leaving Botswana, is how so many well-educated people who are not superstitious behave with such reckless disregard for STDs, which puts things in perspective a little.

    Robyn Scott - An interview with author

  • “Write about being homeschooled in Botswana, ” she insisted, despite my protests that no one surely was going to be interested in that.

    Robyn Scott - An interview with author

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