Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (sĕt-swä′nə) also Sech·ua·na (sĕch-wä′-)
See Tswana.


(ˈtswɑ nə, ˈswɑ-)

n., pl. -nas, (esp. collectively) -na.
1. a member of an African people, a division of the Sotho, living mainly in Botswana and in the Transvaal and Cape Province in South Africa.
2. the Bantu language of the Tswana.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Setswana - the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Tswana in BotswanaSetswana - the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Tswana in Botswana
Sotho - any of the mutually intelligible southern Bantu languages of the Sotho in Botswana and South Africa and Lesotho
References in periodicals archive ?
MP for Gaborone South, Mr Kagiso Molatlhegi urged the ministry to cease having Setswana language as one of the core subjects in the school curriculum because marks obtained in Setswana were not relevant when students sought enrolment for a lot of courses at tertiary education level.
TABLE 1 Participants' Socio-demographics (N = 300) Characteristics Frequency % Ethnicity Setswana 188 62.
Print and digital media projects approved by the MDDA Board for funding in November 2017 range from Mapepeza Newspaper, which distributes to the Lesedi Local Municipality in Gauteng, and publishes in mainly Zulu and Sesotho; to Nthakgolo News publishing in the Northern Capes Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality in Setswana and Xhosa.
The sixth in the series featuring detective Kubu ("hippopotamus" in Setswana, the language of Botswana), this novel has an unusual plot: a secret plant indigenous to the desert, for which three men are murdered, is the basis for this mystery.
There were approximately equal proportions of isiZulu speakers across both sectors and a relatively higher proportion of Setswana and English speakers in the state and private sectors, respectively.
This time, Kubu (whose name means "hippopotamus "in Setswana, his native tongue) is investigating the death of a Bushman and the subsequent theft of the corpse.
The chamber where the new fossils were found has been named Lesedi, after a name in the Setswana language that means "light.
The mean age at commencement of the relationships was 26 years and Setswana was the home language of about two-third (66.
Children/learners learn better when they play and this website has Learner/Teacher Support Material for Maths, Setswana, Zulu, Ndebele and Xitsonga with more to come.
To ensure that learners understood, instructions were translated into Setswana to accommodate Setswana home-language learners.
English is the country's official language, but most of the people speak a Bantu language, Setswana.
English was reported as an additional home language to Setswana by one respondent as was Sekgalagadi by yet another.