Definition of Botswana in English:


proper noun

  • A landlocked country in southern Africa, the western half of which is the Kalahari Desert; population 2,300,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Gaborone; languages, English (official) and Setswana.

    Inhabited by Tswana people and, in the Kalahari Desert, San (Bushmen), the area was made the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland in 1885. It became an independent republic within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1966 and adopted the name Botswana



/bätˈswänə/ /bɑtˈswɑnə/