Tswana
noun (plural Tswana or Tswanas) Date: 1930 1. a member of a Bantu-speaking people of Botswana and the Republic of South Africa 2. the language of the Tswana people

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  • Tswana — (Motswana, plural Batswana) is the name of a Southern African people. The Tswana language, also called Setswana, belongs to the Bantu group of the Niger Congo languages. Ethnic Batswana make up a majority of the population of Botswana. However,… …   Wikipedia

  • TSWANA — Rameau occidental des Sotho, les Tswana vivent au Botswana et dans les pays avoisinants, à l’ouest du Transvaal. Ils constituent probablement la plus ancienne population bantoue d’Afrique australe et se sont parfois mêlés aux Bochimans, avec… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tswana — Tswana,   Be|tschuana, Be|tschuanen, Volk der Südostbantu im südlichen Afrika; rd. 4,1 Mio. Tswana in etwa 65 Stämmen, darunter einige assimilierte Ndebele und Nord Sotho, leben v. a. im Nordwesten der Republik Südafrika (3 Mio., davon 1,7 Mio.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tswana — TSWÁNA subst. 1. s.m. Membru al populaţiei bantu, de pe teritoriul Botswanei şi din vestul Africii de Sud; batswana, bechuana. 2. s.n. Limbă aparţinătoare familiei sotho, vorbită de tswana (1); setswana. [pr.: ţuána] (cf. engl. tswana < tswana …   Dicționar Român

  • Tswana — /tswah neuh, swah /, n., pl. Tswanas, (esp. collectively) Tswana. 1. a member of a numerous people of Botswana and neighboring parts of South Africa. 2. the language of the Tswana, a Bantu language. * * * Westerly division of the Sotho peoples of …   Universalium

  • Tswana — Cet article concerne la langue tswana (ou setswana). Pour le peuple tswana (ou BaTswana), voir Tswanas. Tswana setswana Parlée en Afrique du Sud, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibie Nombre de locuteurs environ 4 millions …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tswana — Das Wort Tswana bezieht sich auf: das südafrikanische Volk der Batswana, die Sprache der Batswana: Setswana, die Tswana Religion das Tswana Rind. Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tswana — ► sustantivo masculino Pueblo bantú de Botswana y de la República de Sudáfrica. * * * o setswana Rama occidental de los pueblos sotho de Sudáfrica y Botswana. Los tswana, que suman 4,1 millones de personas, viven en un entorno de pastizales donde …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Tswana — [ tswα:nə] noun (plural same, Tswanas, or Batswana) 1》 a member of a southern African people living in Botswana, South Africa, and neighbouring areas. 2》 (also Setswana) the language of the Tswana. Origin stem of Setswana moTswana, plural… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Tswana — Tswa•na [[t]ˈtswɑ nə, ˈswɑ [/t]] n. pl. nas, (esp. collectively) na. 1) peo a member of an African people, a division of the Sotho, living mainly in Botswana and in the Transvaal and Cape Province in South Africa 2) peo the Bantu language of the… …   From formal English to slang

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