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geographical name Bech·u·a·na·land \ˌbech-ˈwä-nə-ˌland, ˌbe-chə-\

Definition of Bechuanaland

  1. 1 region S Africa N of Orange River & including Kalahari Desert & Okavango Swamps

  2. 2 — see botswana

  3. 3 or British Bechuanaland former British colony in the region S of the Molopo; became part of Union of South Africa 1895


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