Batswana


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Bat·swa·na

 (bŏt-swä′nə)
n. pl. Batswana or Bat·swa·nas
See Tswana.

[Tswana : ba-, pl. n. pref. + -tswana, Tswana.]
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Noun1.Batswana - a member of a Bantu people living chiefly in Botswana and western South AfricaBatswana - a member of a Bantu people living chiefly in Botswana and western South Africa
Botswana, Republic of Botswana - a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
Bantu - a member of any of a large number of linguistically related peoples of Central and South Africa
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Head's statement in her 14 January 1969 letter is congruous with the view of Batswana men as generally benevolent and their female societal counterparts as malevolent on the whole: "Do you know who is the spreader of racialism?
The Bank of Botswana (BoB), the final regulatory authority that will issue the new banks' licences, is also tight-lipped about developments and won't be drawn on how soon Batswana will see the livery of the Indian banks on their country's high streets.
In 2005, more than 9,000 Batswana were studying at foreign universities (EIU, April 4, 2006; Sunday Times (SA), 2006).
Prior to European contact, the Batswana lived as herders and farmers under tribal rule.
The caring relationships that obtain within the church community are shown to be in tune with Batswana values and of high value in coping with the effects of HIV and AIDS.
The Mexicans have booked the luxurious Thaba Ya Batswana hotel as their base for this summer's World Cup.
Batswana * expect that research will be conducted as a public good with the broad aim of raising the quality of life.
9 million people estimated to be HIV positive, and 47 per cent Batswana live below the poverty line of one dollar per day.
Articles from four Batswana newspapers were analyzed.
In my social studies classroom, I have Chinese, Indians, Nigerians, Zimbabweans, British, Canadians, Australians, and South Africans, in addition to Batswana (citizens of Botswana).
Batswana audience and the Thokolosi television drama controversy.