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sɛtˈswɑ nəsetswana

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  1. Tswana, Setswana, Sechuananoun

    the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Tswana in Botswana


  1. Setswananoun

    A language spoken widely in Southern Africa, mainly in Botswana and South Africa in the Northern Cape, the central and western Free State and in the North West province, and also, to a lesser extent, in Namibia, also known as Tswana.

  2. Etymology: From Setswana.


  1. Setswana

    Tswana, also known by its native name Setswana, and previously spelled Sechuana in English, is a Bantu language spoken in Southern Africa by about 8.2 million people. It belongs to the Bantu language family within the Sotho-Tswana branch of Zone S (S.30), and is closely related to the Northern Sotho and Southern Sotho languages, as well as the Kgalagadi language and the Lozi language.Setswana is an official language of Botswana and South Africa. It is a lingua franca in Botswana and parts of South Africa, particularly North West Province. Tswana speaking ethnic groups are found in more than two provinces of South Africa, primarily in the North West, where about four million people speak the language. An urbanised variety, which is part slang and not the formal Setswana, is known as Pretoria Sotho, and is the principal unique language of the city of Pretoria. The three South African provinces with the most speakers are Gauteng (circa 11%), Northern Cape, and North West (over 70%). Until 1994, South African Tswana people were notionally citizens of Bophuthatswana, one of the bantustans of the apartheid regime. The Setswana language in the Northwest Province has variations in which it is spoken according to the ethnic groups found in the Tswana culture (Bakgatla, Barolong, Bakwena, Batlhaping, Bahurutshe, Bafokeng, Batlokwa, Bataung, and Bapo, among others); the written language remains the same. A small number of speakers are also found in Zimbabwe (unknown number) and Namibia (about 10,000 people).


  1. setswana

    Setswana, also known as Tswana, is a Bantu language spoken predominantly in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, as well as in Zimbabwe. It belongs to the Niger-Congo family of languages and is spoken by the Tswana people, or Batswana. It's one of the official languages of Botswana and South Africa. Setswana also refers to the culture and traditions of the Tswana ethnic groups.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Setswana in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Setswana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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