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n. pl. Tswana or Tswa·nas
1. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting Botswana and western South Africa. Also called Batswana, Bechuana.
2. The Sotho language of the Tswana. Also called Setswana.
npl -na or -nas
1. (Peoples) a member of a mixed Negroid and Bushman people of the Sotho group of southern Africa, living chiefly in Botswana
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family: the principal language of Botswana
Tswa•na(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.
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|Noun||1.||Tswana - a member of a Bantu people living chiefly in Botswana and western South Africa|
Botswana, Republic of Botswana - a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
Bantu - a member of any of a large number of linguistically related peoples of Central and South Africa
|2.||Tswana - 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