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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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He said Batswana, regardless of geographical location, understood that they were one and should stand together.
The bank's chair, Oduetse Motshidisi, said, 'Our research has shown that Batswana are familiar with the Absa brand.
"I commend all Batswana who turned out in overwhelming numbers to participate in your eleventh parliamentary election since independence in 1966." Kerry also affirmed the "close friendship" between the two countries, "based on our shared commitment to democracy and the rule of law.
The once friendly relations between Zimbabweans and Batswana is deteriorating by the day as economic hardships push an increasing number of Zimbabweans to seek work in Botswana.
Batswana have been implored to continue voting for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to ensure continuity of developments in their constituencies.
On other issues, he told residents that the just ended Parliament passed 17 bills with the view to improve the lives of Batswana.
He said the BDP government cared for Batswana and was serious about development.
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secretary general, Mr Mpho Balopi has pleaded with BDP members to revive all party structures in an effort to disseminate the party's manifesto message to Batswana.
Boko noted that the UDC intended to better the lives of Batswana once in power by introducing the P3 000 minimum wage for the formal sector and increasing pension for the elderly from P530 to P1 500.
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) government, under the leadership of President, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, has renewed hope for Batswana.The Vice President, Mr Slumber Tsogwane, said this during the launch of Lephephe/Letlhakeng prospective member of parliament, Mr Liakat Kablay and council hopefuls in Letlhakeng on August 22.