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Sotho-Tswana, plural noun

Forms:
Also Sotho-Chwana.
Origin:
Sotho + Tswana.
Collectively, the southern, northern, and western Sotho peoples; their languages. Also attributive. See also Sotho sense 1 a and 2 b, and Tswana.
Note:
The term ‘Sotho-Tswana’ is used primarily in academic contexts.
1930 Bantu Studies IV. 211They may be still more widespread, at least among the Sotho-Tswana tribes.
c1980 S. 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.
Collectively, the southern, northern, and western Sotho peoples; their languages. Also attributive.

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