[1941E.N. Msuthwana inBantu World 1 Feb. 5The ‘ea’ and ‘oa’ which were used in seSuthu-Choana, have now been replaced by the ‘ya’ and ‘wa’ as is employed in the Zulu-Xhosa languages.]
1950T.J. KrielNew Sesotho-Eng. Dict. (Preface)The editor is convinced that, with patience and tact, the whole cluster of Sotho-Chwana languages can be merged into one unified Sesotho language for the Union of South Africa.
1977T.R.H. DavenportS. Afr.: Mod. Hist. 6Four main groups are normally distinguished where the Bantu-speakers south of the Limpopo are concerned. These were the Venda themselves, the Sotho-Tswana, the Ngieri and the Tsonga.
1980Lye & MurrayTransformations 12The Sotho Tswana as defined in this book, however, comprise speakers of the Tswana and Southern Sotho languages only.
1980Lye & MurrayTransformations 20The term Sotho-Tswana is often used to define people’s identity, either by insiders who claim it or by outsiders who impose it.
c1980S. Afr. 1979: Off. Yrbk (Info. Service of S. Afr.) 83The traditional territories of the Sotho-Tswana group are situated on the central plateau of Southern Africa and include the present independent states of Botswana, Bophuthatswana and Lesotho.