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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.

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)

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.
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
Translations
Botswana
Botswana
Bocvano
Botswana
Botswana
Bocvana
Botswana
ボツワナ
보츠와나
Botswana
Botswana
ประเทศบอสซาวาน่า
nước Botswana

Botswana

[bɒˈtswɑːnə] NBotsuana f

Botswana

[bɒtˈswɑːnə bʊˈtʃwɑːnə bʊtˈswɑːnə] nBotswana m

Botswana

nBotswana nt

Botswana

[ˌbɒtsˈwɑːnə] nBotswana m

Botswana

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