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noun [uncountable]     Sotho-Tswana pronunciation in British English
/ˌsu:tu ˈtswɑːnə/
  1. a name given to a group of peoples who live in Botswana, Lesotho and central South Africa

    The Sotho-Tswana people colonized the general region of South Africa between the 3rd and 11th centuries.

    1. a.
      the languages spoken by the Sotho-Tswana peoples

      When one moves deeper into true Sotho-Tswana speaking South Africa and Botswana, this art tradition disappears.



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