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Synonyms for Tswana

a member of a Bantu people living chiefly in Botswana and western South Africa

the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Tswana in Botswana

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In Zulu, Sotho and Tswana traditions this was called "the darkening of the Sun", ukufiphala kwelanga and fifalo ya letsatsi respectively.
The options for Sotho were largely from those who indicated Southern Sotho, Sepedi or Tswana as their home language.
The school had 120 Tswana students, the children of workers on local Afrikaans farms.
00 pm performing her best hits in English, German, Italian, French, Zulu, Tswana, Afrikaans and Xhosa.
The Bantu language Tswana offers an illustration (data from Creissels [2006]).
The Tswana people who conquered the native Khoisan people in the 18th century (and still do not necessarily treat them well) had a political system that was remarkably, well, democratic.
30pm) Three lions from the Zambian pride - Kwandi, Loma and alpha female Kela - encounter two buffalo and risk their lives in a chase, while 13-month-old sisters Temi and Tswana go in search of smaller prey.
Among them are English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Venda, Tswana, Xhoso, Zulu and Africaans.
Tswana S, Chetsanga C, Nystrom L, Moyo S, Nzara M, Chieza L 1996.
The dusty roads led us to a field where we saw Tswana tribe laborers from the northern part of South Africa cutting the plant in swift, deliberate strokes with a scythe, stopping only to sharpen their blades every few minutes with the goal of cutting nearly one ton per day.
These dynamic young people are always a delight to watch, as their hands fly and hammers pound out original Tswana, Shona, Ndebele and contemporary vibes," a news release says.
Julie Livingston writes in Debility and Moral Imagination in Botswana that the "essential character of each Tswana person is unique .
Batho Botlhe means 'everyman' in the local Tswana language, a term which echoes the 15th-century English morality play of the same name.
According to this literature, IPV is widespread, and in part stems from the patriarchal gender role system of traditional Tswana culture, (4) where this violence was considered acceptable and commonplace (Macdonald, 1996; Maundeni, 2002).
What we are suggesting is that, although this essay will focus on Zulu literature, our observations will be found to have general applicability also to the response and practice of contemporary writers among the Xhosa, Ndebele, Sotho, Tswana, Pedi and Venda--in short, to the several African-language literatures of South Africa.