Definitions for botswanabɒtˈswɑ nə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a republic in S Africa: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 1,464,167; 275,000 sq. mi. (712,250 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Cap.: Gaborone.; Formerly, Bechuanaland.
Botswana, Republic of Botswana(noun)
a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
A country in Southern Africa (formerly Bechuanaland). Official name: Republic of Botswana.
Origin: After the .
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A republic in southern Africa, between NAMIBIA and ZAMBIA. It was formerly called Bechuanaland. Its capital is Gaborone. The Kalahari Desert is in the west and southwest.