Bechuanaland


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Related to Bechuanaland: Basutoland, French Equatorial Africa, Nyasaland

Bech·u·a·na·land

 (bĕch-wä′nə-lănd′, bĕch′o͞o-ä′-)

Bechuanaland

(bɛˈtʃwɑːnəˌlænd; ˌbɛtʃʊˈɑːnəˌlænd; ˌbɛkjʊ-)
n
(Placename) the former name (until 1966) of Botswana

Bot•swa•na

(bɒtˈswɑ nə)

n.
a republic in S Africa: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 1,464,167; 275,000 sq. mi. (712,250 sq. km). Cap.: Gaborone. Formerly, Bechuanaland.
References in classic literature ?
Fishwick; served in the Bechuanaland Expedition 1884-85 (honourably mentioned).
Some settled in the then Bechuanaland in the late 18th and early 19th centuries after fleeing the German onslaught in German South West Africa.
1 A UNITED KINGDOM Tonight, BBC2, 9pm SERETSE KHAMA (David Oyelowo), heir apparent to Bechuanaland (now Botswana), is studying law in 1947 London before returning home to lead his people.
A United Kingdom (2016) (BBC2, 9.00pm) Premiere Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), heir apparent to the nation of Bechuanaland (now Botswana), is studying law in 1947 London before returning home to lead his people.
Prince Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland (Oyelowo) is studying law in Britain when he falls in love with a white British clerk, Ruth Williams (Pike).
NOW THEN (A) BANGLADESH (1) ABYSSINIA (B) BELIZE (2) BASUTOLAND (C) BENIN (3) BECHUANALAND (D) BOTSWANA (4) BESSARABIA (E) BURKINAFASO (5) BRITISH HONDURAS (F) CAMBODIA (6) BURMA (G) DJIBOUTI (7) CEYLON (H) ETHIOPIA (8) DAHOMEY (I) GHANA (9) DUTCH GUIANA (J) IRAN (10) EAST PAKISTAN (K) IRAQ (11) ELLICE ISLANDS (L) LESOTHO (12) FRENCH SOMALILAND (M) MALAWI (13) GOLD COAST (N) MALI (14) KAMPUCHEA (O) MOLDOVA (15) MESOPOTAMIA (P) MYANMAR (16) NEW HEBRIDES (Q) NAMIBIA (17) NORTHERN RHODESIA (R) SRILANKA (18) NYASALAND (S) SURINAME (19) PERSIA (T) THAILAND (20) SIAM (U) TUVALU (21) SOUTHERN RUSIA (V) VANUATU (22) SOUTHWEST AFRICA (W) ZAMBIA (23) SUDANESE REPUBLIC (X) ZIMBABWE (24) UPPER VOLTA NOW AND THEN--Answers
WHEN did Botswana change its name from Bechuanaland? remember when...
Botswana, formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland,became independent in 1966.
Botswana and Ethiopia were formerly called the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland and Abyssinia respectively.
He pioneered the opening of then Bechuanaland, now Botswana, in 1962, eventually moving to Maun in northeast Botswana.
Prince Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland studies law in 1940s Britain, ahead of his coronation.
Neil Parsons' account of visits to Victoria by King Chetswayo of the Zulu in 1882, and of Bechuanaland Kings Khama.