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 (tswä′nə, swä′-)
n. pl. Tswana or Tswa·nas
1. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting Botswana and western South Africa. Also called Batswana, Bechuana.
2. The Sotho language of the Tswana. Also called Setswana.


npl -na or -nas
1. (Peoples) a member of a mixed Negroid and Bushman people of the Sotho group of southern Africa, living chiefly in Botswana
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family: the principal language of Botswana


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tswana - a member of a Bantu people living chiefly in Botswana and western South AfricaTswana - 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
2.Tswana - the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Tswana in BotswanaTswana - 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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He said to date, 610 applications still awaited funding while LIMID backlog had been reduced from 19 packages to 10 packages to be issued to five Tswana chicken projects.
In Botswana, the Tswana have produced four presidents at the expense of the minority Kalanga.
There are 6 indigenous African languages spoken in the show: Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana and Congolese.
The new economic realities made white farmers in Winburg and elsewhere in the two Boer Republics inordinately dependent on the initiative, skills, and movable property (wagons, plows, and livestock) of Sotho and Tswana, which shared labor tenants and peasant smallholders; the political institutions of the two Boer republics strongly short-circuited social mobility and accumulation of wealth for black inhabitants.
Jatropha curcas: Use as a traditional Tswana medicine and its role as a cause of acute poisoning.
Their topics include locating the Bantu conjoint/disjoint alternation in a typology of focus marking, the Kikuyu focus marker ni: formal and functional similarities to the conjoint/disjoint alternation, the conjoint/disjoint distinction in the tonal morphology of Tswana, prosody/syntax mismatches in the Zulu conjoint/disjoint alternation, and the conjoint/disjoint alternation in Kirundi (JD62): a case for its abolition.
There is a huge mix of different black South African ethnic groups, including the Xhosa, Zulu, Tswana and Ndebele, each with their own distinct language and which have interacted over a long period of time to produce a kaleidoscopic pattern of different cuisines, dances, music, art and much more.
A second unrelated indigenous black SA girl with Bruck syndrome from a non-consanguineous Tswana family was shown to have compound heterozygosity involving this mutation plus another single nucleotide insertion in exon 8.
For example, indigenous cattle breeds such as Nguni, Mashona, Tswana, and Tuli are critical components of smallholder beef production in Southern Africa.
Golelo means growth in Tswana and perfectly portrays the aim of the trust: To grow and empower black women and thereby the economy and country through education and development.
Comparando los pesos de estomago muscular e higado de tres variedades de la raza indigena africana Tswana (variedades cuello desnudo, normal y enana) incluyendo aves de ambos sexos en un diseno experimental factorial con el genotipo y sexo como fuente de variacion, se reporto una interaccion genotipo*sexo para el peso del estomago muscular.
Wat is die funksie daarvan as geen tekste in Tswana, Tsonga, Xhosa, ensovoorts vermeld word nie?