Bechuanaland

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

Definition of Bechuanaland 

1 region of southern Africa north of the Orange River and including the Kalahari Desert and Okavango Swamps a formerly used name

2 — see botswana

3 or British Bechuanaland former British colony in the region south of the Molopo River that became part of the Union of South Africa in 1895

Other Words from Bechuanaland

Bechuana \ˌbech-​ˈwä-​nə, ˌbe-​chə-​ \ adjective or noun

Learn More about Bechuanaland

Share Bechuanaland

Dictionary Entries near Bechuanaland

bêche-de-mer

Bechet

Bechtel crab

Bechuanaland

beck

beckelite

Becken

Statistics for Bechuanaland

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Bechuanaland

What made you want to look up Bechuanaland? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!