Tswana
Setswana
Country Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia
Ethnicity Batswana
Speakers
(4.1 million in South Africa (2011)
1.1 million in Botswana cited 1993)
unknown number in Zimbabwe
7.7 million L2 speakers in South Africa (2002)
Family
Writing
Latin (Tswana alphabet)
Tswana Braille
AreaWidespread as lingua franca; Southeast and Kgatleng districts; east Southern and Kweneng districts, Central District, Serowe-Palapye and Mahalapye subdistricts; Northwest District Maun village area. Also in Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe.
Language Sites
ISO 639-1 tn
ISO 639-2 tsn
ISO 639-3 tsn
Glottolog tswa1253
The Tswana Language
Person Motswana
People Batswana
Language Setswana
Country Botswana
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