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Botswana

[ bot-swah-nuh ]

noun

  1. a republic in southern Africa: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 275,000 sq. mi. (712,250 sq. km). : Gaborone.


Botswana

/ bʊˈtʃwɑːnə; bʊtˈswɑːnə; bɒt- /

noun

  1. a republic in southern Africa: established as the British protectorate of Bechuanaland in 1885 as a defence against the Boers; became an independent state within the Commonwealth in 1966; consists mostly of a plateau averaging 1000 m (3300 ft), with the extensive Okavango swamps in the northwest and the Kalahari Desert in the southwest. Languages: English and Tswana. Religion: animist majority. Currency: pula. Capital: Gaborone. Pop: 2 127 825 (2013 est). Area: about 570 000 sq km (220 000 sq miles)


Botswana

  1. Republic in south-central Africa , bordered on the south by South Africa , the west by Namibia , the north by Angola and Zambia , and the northeast by Zimbabwe ; formerly called Bechuanaland. The capital and largest city is Gaborone.


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Notes

Botswana became independent from British control in the 1960s.

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Example Sentences

The droughts in Ethiopia and Botswana in 1985 and 1986 respectively are often cited as examples of media salience in humanitarian aid.

From Time

Anthrax and bacterial infections had been ruled out in the new deaths and “further laboratory analysis is ongoing,” Botswana’s Department of Wildlife and National Parks reported in a March 24 news release.

With an estimated 100,000 elephants, Zimbabwe has the second biggest elephant population in Africa after its neighbor Botswana.

From Quartz

The Kalahari is a huge expanse of desert in southern Africa, stretching across Botswana and into the northernmost part of South Africa’s Northern Cape province.

From Quartz

These elephants face a large variety of threats, many of which were considered as Botswana tried to figure out what had happened to the elephants who died unexpectedly this year.

The long-term project will also include a ramped-up security effort in Botswana for its new citizens.

Botswana has become a haven of sorts for endangered animals.

If the rhinos are instead driven to Botswana, travel time could be up to 48 hours.

The 13,000-person strong anti-poaching Botswana Defense Force protects the animals in a country.

The aircraft stops once to clear South African customs, then flies on to Botswana.

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