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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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It makes perfect colonial sense that in a land-locked desert country a young girl would memorize an English poem about the sea, but the reader sees how the desert-born Tswana people understand the British love of the sea.
In contrast to a psychiatrist, a South African traditional health practitioner might have diagnosed amafufunyana, which has been described among Xhosa, Zulu and Tswana people in South Africa.
This, in effect, meant that Coloureds (as well as Xhosa and Tswana people when some were incorporated into the colony later) could buy land anywhere, buy a house in any part of town, and, when the vote came (in 1852), qualify for it in exactly the same way as whites.
Their occupation of Botswana was unchallenged until the 17th and 18th centuries when the Tswana people migrated westwards and gradually displaced or absorbed them.
We examine the ways in which different regimes of value, brought up against one another in the encounter between the southern Tswana peoples and European colonizers, became the subject of both conflict and complex mediation.