Tswana people

The Tswana (Tswana: Batswana, singular Motswana) are a Bantu-speaking ethnic group who are native to Southern Africa. The Tswana language is a principal member of the Sotho-Tswana language group. Ethnic Tswana made up approximately 85% of the population of Botswana in 2011.[1]

Tswana
Motswana Bella (Young woman)
Total population
7,107,500
Regions with significant populations
 Botswanac. 2,000,000[1]
 South Africa5,000,000 (Tswana-speakers)[2]
 Namibiac. 10,000[3]
 Zimbabwec. 97,500[4]
Languages
Setswana
Religion
Christianity, African Traditional Religion.
Related ethnic groups
Sotho, Northern Sotho, Bakgalagari, Coloureds
Tswana
PersonMotswana
PeopleBatswana
LanguageSetswana
CountryBotswana

Batswana are the native people of south and eastern Botswana, and the Gauteng, North West, Northern Cape and Free State provinces of South Africa, where the majority of Batswana are located.


Share this article:

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Tswana people, and is written by contributors. Text is available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 International License; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.