Definitions

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  • noun Any of several types of public meetings in a Botswana village, especially involving a gathering of tribal elders; also the place where such a meeting is held.

Etymologies

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From Tswana kgotla.

Examples

  • But as we were dispersing, and President Khama was making his way from the kgotla, I saw him stop at this man and bend down and listen to his concerns.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Though he wanted to attend the House of Chiefs he would not be able to be part of the daily activities at the kgotla in Mochudi.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Batswana have a long tradition of free speech in the kgotla system.

    President Ian Khama in Mahalapye

  • When the President visited Mahalapye last month the kgotla was inundated with checked suit jackets.

    President Ian Khama and the Checked Suit Jacket

  • They gathered at the main kgotla, the traditional meeting place and traditional court.

    President Ian Khama in Mahalapye

  • The drama group was taken to the kgotla for punishment; they were beaten.

    Kgosi Kgolo Kgafela II

  • When the President visited Mahalapye last month the kgotla was inundated with checked suit jackets.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Though he wanted to attend the House of Chiefs he would not be able to be part of the daily activities at the kgotla in Mochudi.

    Kgosi Kgolo Kgafela II

  • But as we were dispersing, and President Khama was making his way from the kgotla, I saw him stop at this man and bend down and listen to his concerns.

    President Ian Khama in Mahalapye

  • They gathered at the main kgotla, the traditional meeting place and traditional court.

    Archive 2009-02-01

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