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- 120 Unique Tswana (Setswana) Baby Names For Boys And Girls
PESALEMA 23:1 TSW08NOTired scouring the internet for a perfect name, which makes your baby stand out in the crowd? Botswana, a country located in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert. Just like its landscape, even its culture and heritage is vibrant and rich. Tswana names bear a multilayered significance. The names Botswana people bestow on their offspring depict the power of God. The names revolve around the aspirations, deeds, or plans of the Almighty. Some Botswana people also name their children after family members or relatives who passed away. Barulaganye is a serious and sober name but has a whimsy feel to it. So grab it before it becomes too familiar. Some of the Tswana names reflect the way a child is looked at the time of birth. If she looks exceptionally pretty, she might be given this beautiful Setswana baby name Bontle. And its short form, Shelo, has a trend-worthy and fresh sound as well! We think Dipuo is one of the most wearable Tswana baby names. It has a catchy sound and an easy pronunciation. For the nickname, you can safely pick Medi. But its association with gout may put off some parents. This name is patiently waiting for more mothers to consider its beauty and charm. This antiquated Tswana name has started showing signs of revival. We think Americans would adore this name from across the pond. Keeya is one of the most promising Tswana names. This name is full of positive vibes and spirit, making it ideal for a little adventurer. Keitumetse sounds a bit unusual and different, but we love every bit of this four-syllable name. Indeed, we all must be thankful to God for whatever he has given us. The Botswana women believe that delivering a baby girl is easier than delivering a baby boy. Keneilwe is a name with loads of potential, more so because of its attractive nickname Kenny.
There is very little knowledge of where the words Se-Tswana and Bo-Tswana come from, only speculation exists:. The name Bechuana seems derived from the word chuana — alike, or equal — with the personal pronoun Ba they prefixed, and therefore means fellows or equals. The Bechuanas alone use the term to themselves as a generic. But many historians and grammarians agree that all the Tswana tribes identify themselves as members of a larger national unit — that of the Tswana cluster Cole xx. They therefore call themselves Batswana and their language Setswana. Here I differ with Andersson and Janson in their claim that:. The idea of Setswana as one unified language, with one written form and only dialectal variation between the spoken forms is fairly recent… this was hardly the general view fifty years ago: at that time, a Mokwena might well argue that his language was Sekwena, not Setswana This is adequately captured in the grammar books that I have quoted above, some travels records of explorers, and it is in no way a development of the past fifty years as Andersson and Janson would have us believe. But I would like to provide additional evidence that the concept of Setswana language is not as recent as it is claimed. And around the same time, Henry Salt appendix, xxvii records A few words of the Mutshuana language copied from a manuscript journal of Mr Cowan. Campbell also lists Bootchuana Words in his Travels. Schapera records that. The people among whom Moffat laboured at Kuruman were called Batlhaping sing. They were the southern-most tribe of the Bantu-speaking group collectively known as Batswana usually written Bechuana or Bechwana and the first group to come into contact with white people Schapera, xv. Lichtenstein also notes that. Under the name of Betjuana, Sihtjuana, Muhtjuana, are to be included all the tribes that inhabit the country that extends from the river Kuruhman, as its most southern boundary thirty or forty days journey northwards; several tribes inhabiting this latitude extend quite to the eastern coast of Africa. The weight of evidence that illustrates that Setswana has been regarded as a single language is weighty. The fact that a Mokwena might argue that he is speaking Sekwena and not Setswana as Andersson and Janson argue is a rather unconvincing way of attempting to cast doubt on the commonly known linguistic facts of this linguistic group. It may still be the case that a Mongwato man may argue that he is speaking Sengwato and not Setswana. This is a well-known sociolinguistic fact that an attachment to a certain language or dialect may be used to signal group solidarity. But faced with the current data, we can only conclude that the compelling body of evidence points to the fact that Setswana has for a long time, at least two centuries, been the body label that includes the various Setswana dialects. This an extract from my Oxford University M. Phil thesis in General Linguistics. This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 5th, at pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. Nice topic. Batswana has always known themselves as Batswana. Some people may think the whites were un able to spell Batswana hence Bechuana but the term is as used by the Batlhaping and Barolong when referring to Batswana. So basically all people who are refferd to as Sotho have their origin in Setswana. Thank you sir for not going with the flow. As the people who speak and understand the language What do we say rona? Sorry I will attempt to answer your questions though perhaps not in the order that you ask them. The first reason is that Setswana has a fairly short history as a written language; less than years old. This means that many old words were not recorded in dictionaries until some were recorded in the first Setswana-English dictionary by Rev. Brown around the late s. Sadly, some words were lost forever, never to be regained anywhere. Fortunately some of the old words were given to children as names in the past. For instance sechele, tshosa not the one meaning to frighten and tshane.
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We are collecting names for boys and girls in Sesotho - to be listed on this site with their meanings. See the names we have so far below. If you have any corrections or suggestions let me know at remove spaces : o l i v i e r t e a c h i t z a. Traditional names from Basotho literature and history. There are many ways of naming n ewborns by the Basotho. Often Basotho children are named to other family members and ancestors. As the Basotho believe a bad name is a bad omen a lot of names refer to positive qualities such as Katleho success ; Letlotlo treasure or Teboho gratitude. If a child is born after a child has died the newborn is often given a 'bad name' so as ensure the child stays alive and is not given too much love by giving a positive name, hence names such as Nku sheepLefu death or Ntja dog. Sometimes names are various animalse. It can also be p lants Sefate, Sehoete, Shoeshoe, Palesa. Names are even sometimes given to commemorate or remember a certain event or circumstances. Thank you to the following contributors to this page: Bokang Makhetha Prof. Olivier Bongoe LSe. Derived from English name Griffiths. Kgotso SASe. Khotso LSe. Khotsofalang LSe. Kutloano LSe. Mutual understanding. Short form of Lebohang be thankful. Lekhotla LSe. Gift from the ancestors. Lesedi SASe. Liboko LSe. Likotsi LSe. Makhotla LSe. Mokhethi LSe. Molis e LSe. We have long awaited your arrival. Nkoe LSe. Nkoen e ane Nkoenyane LSe. Household has been firmly built. Small grandfather from Afrikaans: oupa. C ongregation or collection. Derived from Afrikaans name Piet. Polo from Polomashwashe. Refiloe LSe.
Botswana is a young nation, having achieved independence only just over six decades ago, trailing behind a history of unsympathetic British colonization, conflicts between tribal enclaves and disturbing migrations by ethnic groups and the Boers. In spite of its history, the multi-ethic nation is joined together by its loyal patriotism and is one of the most successful African nations at the present time. The Batswana are descended mainly from Bantu-speaking tribes who migrated southward into the region years ago, living in tribal enclaves as farmers and herders. Several Iron Age cultures flourished from around AD, with the Toutswe, based in the eastern region of what is now Botswana, relying on cattle held in kraals as their source of wealth. In contrast, the adjacent Mapungubwe tribes relied on gold as proof of status and hierarchy. By the 13th century, Toutswe lands were exhausted from drought and over-grazing, and the culture collapsed in spite of its success as a trading nation. Until the arrival of Europeans in the 19th century, tribal way of life, including the prestige granted to the owners of large herds of cattle, reigned supreme across the region. The region soon descended into anarchy, with the Bakololo tribes entering into conflict and the Boers themselves fighting for a share of the land. The war continued untilwhen a treaty was signed between the Boers and the Batswana. Around the same time, missionaries from the London Missionary Society began infiltrating the region in an attempt to spread Christianity throughout the tribes. The famous explorer David Livingstone was one of the first to arrive and founded a school in Kolobeng in Gaborone came into being aroundat first as a tiny settlement alongside a fort built by Cecil Rhodes, founder of the De Beers diamond-mining company. A building frenzy resulted and within a few years, the sleepy town had changed to a small modern metropolis with a population of 5, Every one of the many ethnic cultures in Botswana has its own heritage of myths, legends, rituals, values and traditional artistic norms. However, the overlapping similarities between the different components create a homogenous culture, giving a rich and colorful patchwork of the diverse whole. Marriage rites and ceremonies differ considerably between the tribes, but all are accepted in the many intermarriages taking place. Setswana, originally the tongue of the Tswana group, is the official language of Botswana, with English the main business language. Various Tsawna tribes speak dialects of Setswana, while others speak unrelated languages at home, but use Setswana in their everyday life. Batswana are proud, strong people, with a sense of unity linking them all to the democratic and peaceful development of their country. The dominant religion is Christianity, with a number of sects represented. The modern lifestyle has permeated the cities, but traditions are still very much in evidence in the rural communities through clothing, housing, dance and performances, music, food and rituals, all rooted in the Setswana language.