Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Bechuana

[bech-oo-ah-nuh, bek-yoo-]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun, plural Bech·u·a·nas, (especially collectively) Bech·u·a·na.
  1. Tswana(def 1).
Show More

Origin of Bechuana

First recorded in 1795–1805
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bechuana

Historical Examples

  • The natives (most of them of Bechuana stock) are nearly twice as numerous as the whites.

    Impressions of South Africa

    James Bryce

  • The Makololo and Bechuana custom of greeting the new moon is curious.

    Moon Lore

    Timothy Harley

  • The Bechuana nations are the most advanced of these four groups.

    The Human Race

    Louis Figuier

  • A favourable answer had been brought back from the Bechuana chief.

  • They have largely intermarried with Kaffir and Bechuana tribes.


British Dictionary definitions for bechuana

Bechuana

noun plural -na or -nas
  1. a former name for Tswana
  2. a former name for a member of the Bantu people of Botswana
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012