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).
In 1849, William Oswell set off from Kolobeng, Bechuanaland, to escort missionary David Livingstone across the Kalahari Desert in search of Lake Ngami.
05pm & 8pm) 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 studies law in 1940s Britain, ahead of his coronation.
The Bechuanaland Protectorate in southern Africa became what on September 30, 1966?
The British protectorate of Bechuanaland became known as what on gaining independence in 1966?
Neil Parsons' account of visits to Victoria by King Chetswayo of the Zulu in 1882, and of Bechuanaland Kings Khama.
Tens of thousands died of thirst or hunger on their way to neighbouring Bechuanaland (today's Botswana), where Ovaherero are still living.
1999) 'Migrant labour and the peasantry in the Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1930-1965', Journal of Southern African Studies 25 (2): 197-214.
Asante, a previous winner of the Festival's UK Film Talent Award, returns to the Festival for a second time with a film that tells the true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, a London office worker whom he married in 1947 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.
Seretse Khama (Oyelowo), heir apparent to the nation of Bechuanaland (now Botswana), is studying law in 1947 London before returning home to lead his people.
Asante elegantly navigates the political quagmire, eschewing heavyhanded sermonizing about the controversial inter-racial romance, including powerful scenes of Ruth attempting to win over the sharp-tongued women of Bechuanaland.