Motswana, noun

Forms:
Also MoTswana, and (formerly) Motsoana.
Plurals:
Batswana, baTswana, and (formerly) Motswanas.
Origin:
seTswanaShow more seTswana moTswana, singular noun prefix mo- + -tswana adjectival stem (the feminine of ntso black), or verb stem (meaning ‘be alike’); for an explanation of singular and plural forms, see mo- and ba-.
a. Tswana sense 2 a. b. A citizen of Botswana. Also attributive, passing into adjective See also Bechuana sense 1.
1952 Drum Aug. 21Matthews is a Motsoana and his constituency..is chiefly Xhosa.
1992 P. Cullinan Robert Jacob Gordon 114 (caption)An artist’s impression of a Batswana kraal, taken from Gordon’s ‘great map’.
Tswana2 a.
A citizen of Botswana. Also attributive, passing into adjective

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