[ tswah-nuh, swah- ]
/ ˈtswɑ nə, ˈswɑ- /

noun, plural Tswa·nas, (especially collectively) Tswa·na.

a member of a numerous people of Botswana and neighboring parts of South Africa.
the language of the Tswana, a Bantu language.
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British Dictionary definitions for tswana


/ (ˈtswɑːnə) /


plural -na or -nas a member of a mixed Negroid and Bushman people of the Sotho group of southern Africa, living chiefly in Botswana
the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family: the principal language of Botswana

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