Motswana

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tswana Motswana.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Motswana (plural Batswana)

  1. A member of the Tswana tribe of southern Africa, especially an inhabitant of Botswana; a Botswanan.
    • 1969, Bessie Head, When Rain Clouds Gather, Heinemann 1995, p. 15:
      He said very carefully, ‘Most of the time we Batswana live in the wilderness and loneliness.’
    • 2009, The Botswana Gazette, 26 Jun 2009:
      The Minister who piloted it through Parliament, the Honourable Phandu Skelemani, swore that if any Motswana were to suffer under it, he would take personal responsibility.