Bechuanaland

[ bech-oo-ah-nuh-land, bek-yoo- ]
/ ˌbɛtʃ uˈɑ nəˌlænd, ˌbɛk yu- /

noun

former name of Botswana.

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British Dictionary definitions for bechuanaland

Bechuanaland
/ (bɛˈtʃwɑːnəˌlænd, ˌbɛtʃʊˈɑːnəˌlænd, ˌbɛkjʊ-) /

noun

the former name (until 1966) of Botswana
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