Definition of Bechuana

1. Noun. A member of a Bantu people living chiefly in Botswana and western South Africa.

Exact synonyms: Batswana, Tswana
Group relationships: Botswana, Republic Of Botswana, Republic Of South Africa, South Africa
Generic synonyms: Bantu

Definition of Bechuana

1. Noun. (archaic) A member of the Tswana people. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bechuana

Beaumontia grandiflora
Beaver State
Bechtel crab
Bechterew's band
Bechterew's disease
Bechterew's nucleus
Bechterew's sign
Bechterew-Mendel reflex
Beck's method
Beck's triad
Becke line
Becker's disease
Becker's muscular dystrophy
Becker's nevus
Becker's stain
Becker muscular dystrophy
Becker type muscular dystrophy
Becker type tardive muscular dystrophy

Literary usage of Bechuana

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa by Robert Moffat (1850)
"We could not approve cf the bechuana system of vengeance and extirpation, which, instead of diminishing the evil, appeared only to add fuel to the fire of ..."

2. South Africa Delineated: Or Sketches, Historical and Descriptive of Its by Thornley Smith (1850)
"THE bechuana-LAND. Position.—Physical characteristics.—Rumours of the existence of a lake.—Journey of a trader in search of it.—Its discovery by the Rev. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"A village and district in bechuana- land are named after Upington (South African Gazetteer). [Times, 12 Dee. ..."

4. A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa by James Backhouse (1844)
"Application of a Gona on behalf of Daman, a bechuana duel— ... bechuana Servant.—Detention at the Blink- water.— " Strong Wife."—Weather. ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1886)
"He explained that at the time when in 1818 Dr. Moffatt commenced his labours, and about 1840, when Dr. Livingstone began to work and travel in bechuana Land ..."

6. Lake Ngami: Or, Explorations and Discoveries During Four Years' Wanderings by Charles John Andersson (1857)
"... bechuana cattle (of greater bulk and stouter proportions) seem to surpass the Damara cattle in this respect. Among many other curious and interesting ..."

7. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa: Including a Sketch of by David Livingstone (1858)
"Names of the bechuana Tribes.—Sechele.—His Ancestors.—Obtains the Chieftainship. —His Marriage and Government.—The Kotla.—First public Religious Services. ..."

8. Natural History of Man: Being an Account of the Manners and Customs of the by John George Wood (1874)
"bechuana FUNERAL. As soon as the earth reaches the mouth, a branch of acacia is placed in the grave, and some roots of grass laid on the head, ..."

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