Botswana

geographical name
Bo·​tswa·​na | \ bät-ˈswä-nə How to pronounce Botswana (audio) \

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landlocked country in southern Africa north of the Molopo River; an independent republic since 1966, formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland ; capital Gaborone area 224,607 square miles (581,730 square kilometers), population 2,249,000

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“Botswana.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Botswana?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=gg&file=ggbots01. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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