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Tswana language

Tswana, also known as Setswana, is a Bantu language. The national language of Botswana, whose people are the Batswana (singular Motswana). The majority of Tswana speakers are in South Africa but there are also speakers in Zimbabwe and Namibia. Internationally there are about 4 million speakers. The bantustan of Bophuthatswana was set up to cover the Tswana speakers of South Africa.

The language is closely related to Sotho[?] and is in the Niger-Congo[?] family of languages. It has also been known as Beetjuans, Chuana, Coana, Cuana, and Sechuana.



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