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 (sĕt-swä′nə) also Sech·ua·na (sĕch-wä′-)
See Tswana.


(ˈtswɑ nə, ˈswɑ-)

n., pl. -nas, (esp. collectively) -na.
1. a member of an African people, a division of the Sotho, living mainly in Botswana and in the Transvaal and Cape Province in South Africa.
2. the Bantu language of the Tswana.
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Noun1.Setswana - the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Tswana in BotswanaSetswana - the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Tswana in Botswana
Sotho - any of the mutually intelligible southern Bantu languages of the Sotho in Botswana and South Africa and Lesotho
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The decision to recruit teachers in other SADC countries came after Cabinet's approval of the request to recruit SADC teachers for physical science, mathematics, English, and Setswana.
1 of the South African Constitution (Republic of South Africa 1996:1) specifies, amongst its founding provisions, the eleven official languages of the country--Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa and isiZulu--and recognises, in Section 6.
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Both questionnaires were translated from Afrikaans into English and Setswana.
The clinic is called Gola Monna, which means grow Men in seTswana, and is located at the Tshepong Hospital.
His poetry blends the indigenous African and Western themes and forms a true Setswana literary gem.
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