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Meaning of "Tswana" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TSWANA

Tswana  [ˈtswɑːnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TSWANA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tswana is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TSWANA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of Tswana in the English dictionary

The definition of Tswana in the dictionary is -na, -nas. a member of a mixed Negroid and Bushman people of the Sotho group of southern Africa, living chiefly in Botswana. Other definition of Tswana is the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family: the principal language of Botswana.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TSWANA


Americana
əˌmɛrɪˈkɑːnə
antimarijuana
ˌæntɪˌmærɪˈwɑːnə
banana
bəˈnɑːnə
Bechuana
bɛˈtʃwɑːnə
Bophuthatswana
ˌbəʊpuːtɑːtˈswɑːnə
Botswana
bʊˈtʃwɑːnə
bwana
ˈbwɑːnə
Ghana
ˈɡɑːnə
Gondwana
ɡɒndˈwɑːnə
iguana
ɪˈɡwɑːnə
Juliana
ˌdʒʊlɪˈɑːnə
Kingwana
kɪŋˈwɑːnə
lana
ˈlɑːnə
mana
ˈmɑːnə
marihuana
ˌmærɪˈhwɑːnə
marijuana
ˌmærɪˈhwɑːnə
nana
ˈnɑːnə
Naxuana
ˌnækˈswɑːnə
nirvana
nɪəˈvɑːnə
Tijuana
tiːˈwɑːnə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TSWANA

Tskhinvali
TSO
Tsonga
tsotsi
tsotsitaal
tsp.
TSS
tsuba
Tsugaru Strait
tsunami
tsunamic
tsunamigenic
tsuris
Tsushima
tsutsugamushi disease
tsutsumu
Tsvangirai
Tsvetaeva
tt
TTAn

WORDS THAT END LIKE TSWANA

Adana
Africana
ana
bandana
campana
Cana
Dana
Diana
French Guiana
Guiana
Guyana
Habana
Havana
Indiana
kana
Ljubljana
Louisiana
Montana
rana
Toscana

Synonyms and antonyms of Tswana in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Tswana» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TSWANA

Find out the translation of Tswana to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Tswana from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Tswana» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

茨瓦纳
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tswana
570 millions of speakers

English

Tswana
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेत्स्वाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التسوانية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Тсвана
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Tswana
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সোয়ানা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Tswana
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tswana
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tswana
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ツワナ語
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

츠와나어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tswana
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Tswana
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்வானா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

त्स्वाना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Setsvana
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tswana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Tswana
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тсвана
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Tswana
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Tswana
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Tswana
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tswana
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Tswana
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Tswana

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TSWANA»

The term «Tswana» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.499 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TSWANA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Tswana

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TSWANA»

Discover the use of Tswana in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Tswana and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Handbook of Tswana Law and Custom
The volumes collected in this series are designed to provide an academic analysis of society in mid-20th century Africa through classic texts.
I. Schapera, 1994
2
Tswana for Beginners
Tswana for beginners is a functional grammar explaining the meaning, structure and use of the various word categories.
Jannie Winston Snyman, J. C. Le Roux, M. Le Roux, 1991
3
Myths and Legends of Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland
THE TSWANA In Botswana there live the Batswana, Bechuana or better, the Tswana; originally the name Tswana only denoted one of the Tswana-speaking groups, but nowadays it is used for all the inhabitants of Botswana, although two  ...
Jan Knappert, 1985
4
African Traditional Religion in South Africa: An Annotated ...
6 Sotho-Tswana Religion In the aftermath of the South African War, the British War Office compiled a report on the beliefs, customs, and society of Sotho- Tswana- speaking people in the Transvaal. That report paid special attention to religion, ...
David Chidester, 1997
5
Small Ruminant Research and Development in Africa: ...
A survey study was conducted in two districts of Botswana to obtain data on the morphological characteristics of Tswana goats. There were five different locations chosen, namely Oodi, Artesia and Mochudu in the Kgatleng District and Kopong  ...
African Small Ruminant Research Network. Conference, Sahr H. B. Lebbie, E. Kagwini, 1996
6
The History of South Africa
Tswana. In the 1880s the British worried that the Transvaal's westward expansion would threaten the economically and strategically important "missionary road," or "Road to the North," running from the Cape to the area of modern Zimbabwe ...
Roger B. Beck, 2000
7
Transformations on the highveld: the Tswana & Southern Sotho
To find out more information about Rowman & Littlefield titles please visit us at www.rowmanlittlefield.com.
William F. Lye, Colin Murray, 1980
8
Ethnic Groups Worldwide: A Ready Reference Handbook
The Tswana (Botswana) are a rural people who live in large, permanent villages located near water sources and controlled by local chiefs. Outside the villages, often miles away, they herd cattle and farm corn, grains, cotton, and peanuts.
David Levinson, 1998
9
Encyclopedia of the Developing World
Botswana's population is made up of several ethnic groups speaking up to twenty -six different languages of which twelve are spoken by four thousand or fewer speakers. The largest group is the Tswana, speaking a language belonging to the ...
Thomas M. Leonard, 2006
10
Webster's Tswana - English Thesaurus Dictionary
This book may be the first Tswana-English thesaurus ever published. All the errors and omissions are mine.
‎2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TSWANA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Tswana is used in the context of the following news items.
1
7 things you didn't know about South Africa's only black billionaire
He has blue blood: he is a prince in a clan of the Tswana tribe, one of the largest black minorities of South Africa, where the Tswana language is also one of the ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
Tswana driver hangs himself in Zimba
A 50-YEAR-OLD truck driver from Botswana has allegedly hanged himself at Senkobo area in Zimba district. District commissioner Elizabeth Kalaluka, who ... «postzambia.com, Jun 15»
3
Tswana man gets 6 months for oil theft
A BOTSWANA national working at the Kazungula bridge construction site has been sentenced to six months imprisonment with hard labour by the Livingstone ... «Zambia Daily Mail, May 15»
4
Ethnic cleansing sure to follow xenophobia
She told the media that her assailants had shouted: “We do not want Venda, Shangaan, Sotho and Tswana people.” Thanks to our general acquiescence, the ... «Rand Daily Mail, Apr 15»
5
Radio DJ faces legal action after saying Cassper Nyovest 'can't …
Cassper Nyovest has come out guns blazing after a Motsweding FM DJ slammed him for apparently declining an interview because he could not speak Tswana. «Times LIVE, Mar 15»
6
Back to the roots
The celebration of the 11th anniversary of the festival brought the Tswana culture, songs, dance, food and dress. People attended the festival to learn about ... «The Voice Online, Feb 15»
7
Digging Tswana Roots - The lake of fire awaiting the Beast
If ever there is a misunderstood book of the bible, it is Revelation. Being the last book of the Canon (the recognised compilation making up the bible), it would ... «Mmegi Online, Dec 14»
8
Dallas Zoo's New Baby Giraffe Has a Name: 'Kopano'
The Dallas Zoo's newest giraffe finally has a name: "Kopano." Kopano's name means "united" in the Tswana language of the African nation of Botswana. «NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Nov 14»
9
TSWANA STUDENT RAPED AT INTERVARSITY GAMES
TSWANA STUDENT RAPED AT INTERVARSITY GAMES. 12/03/2014 05:14:00 BY JABULISA DLAMINI. Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font. image ... «Times of Swaziland, Mar 14»
10
Son of the Soil billed for next month
The annual Cultural Festival Son of the Soil is synonymous with celebrating of Tswana culture through song, dance, food and dress in secluded areas which are ... «The Bostwana Gazette, Jan 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Tswana [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tswana>. Jan 2021 ».
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