Tswana


Tswa·na

noun \ˈ(t)swä-nə\
plural Tswana or Tswanas

Definition of TSWANA

1
:  a member of a Bantu-speaking people of Botswana and the Republic of South Africa
2
:  the language of the Tswana people

First Known Use of TSWANA

1930

Tswana

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Westerly division of the Sotho peoples of South Africa and Botswana. The Tswana, numbering 4.1 million, live in a grassland environment in which they raise livestock and grow corn and sorghum. There is a seasonal migration of Tswana men, many of whom work in the mining and industrial centres of South Africa.

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