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Botswana

Bot·swa·na

 (bŏt-swä′nə)
A country of south-central Africa. Originally inhabited by the San and later (after the 18th century) by the Tswana, the region became a British protectorate as Bechuanaland (1885) and gained full independence in 1966. Gaborone is the capital and the largest city.

Bot·swa′nan adj. & n.
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Botswana

(bʊˈtʃwɑːnə; bʊtˈswɑːnə; bɒt-)
n
(Placename) a republic in southern Africa: established as the British protectorate of Bechuanaland in 1885 as a defence against the Boers; became an independent state within the Commonwealth in 1966; consists mostly of a plateau averaging 1000 m (3300 ft), with the extensive Okavango swamps in the northwest and the Kalahari Desert in the southwest. Languages: English and Tswana. Religion: animist majority. Currency: pula. Capital: Gaborone. Pop: 2 127 825 (2013 est). Area: about 570 000 sq km (220 000 sq miles)
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Botswana - a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960sBotswana - a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
capital of Botswana, Gaborone - capital and largest city of Botswana in the extreme southeast
Kalahari, Kalahari Desert - a desert in southwestern Africa - largely Botswana
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Herero - a member of a pastoral Bantu people living in Namibia, Botswana, and Angola
Sotho - a member of the Bantu people who inhabit Botswana, Lesotho, and northern South Africa and who speak the Sotho languages
Batswana, Bechuana, Tswana - a member of a Bantu people living chiefly in Botswana and western South Africa
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Translations
Botswana
Botswana
Bocvano
Botswana
Botswana
Bocvana
Botswana
ボツワナ
보츠와나
Botswana
Botswana
ประเทศบอสซาวาน่า
nước Botswana

Botswana

[bɒˈtswɑːnə] NBotsuana f
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Botswana

[bɒtˈswɑːnə bʊˈtʃwɑːnə bʊtˈswɑːnə] nBotswana m
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Botswana

nBotswana nt
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Botswana

[ˌbɒtsˈwɑːnə] nBotswana m
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Botswana

بُتْسَوانا Botswana Botswana Botswana Μποτσουάνα Botsuana Botswana Botswana Bocvana Botswana ボツワナ 보츠와나 Botswana Botswana Botswana Botsuana Ботсвана Botswana ประเทศบอสซาวาน่า Botsvana nước Botswana 博茨瓦纳
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Botswana, despite efforts to diversify, remains an economy reliant on diamonds and beef, but 42.6% of Botswanans live in rural areas where human-wildlife conflict poses a credible threat to economic livelihoods.
According to Ntibinyane, ordinary Botswanans were, however, appalled by the judge's involvement with the law firm.
They came from interesting places, too: my strong point was Russia, but I worked for Poles and Czechs, Georgians and Armenians, Nigerians and Botswanans, Turks and Saudis, Mexicans and Ecuadorians.
However, because of the study's cross-sectional design, the researchers caution that the causality of the link between access to HIV therapy and negative attitudes cannot be determined; in addition, these results, which may not apply to all Botswanans, could be influenced by social desirability bias and by recent initiatives designed to reduce stigma, such as "opt-out" HIV testing.
You know how you wish you could just send your leftovers to hungry Botswanans when you're eating turkey sandwiches for the sixth day in a row?