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Syllabification: Sets·wa·na
Pronunciation: /setˈswänə

Definition of Setswana in English:


The Bantu language of the Tswana people, related to the Sotho languages and spoken by over 4 million people in southern Africa. It is one of the official languages of South Africa. Also called Tswana.
Example sentences
  • Her poems are crafted about the identity of black people in South Africa and she writes in Setswana and Sepedi.
  • The signs are in English and Setswana - none of the Bushmen in the reserve read either of these languages.
  • Ninety percent of the population is said to speak Setswana.


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Relating to Setswana.
Example sentences
  • They gave, as a mnemonic device, new Setswana names for each of the two colors.
  • At the end of each term, those who had done well would receive a prize for their efforts; an atlas, perhaps, or a Setswana Bible, or some other book which would be useful at school.
  • More than four-fifths of it is made up of the Kalahari desert, and little grows in a land where water is so scarce its monetary unit is the pula - the Setswana word for ‘rain’.


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