Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: January 26, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412964623 | Print ISBN: 9781412936361 | Online ISBN: 9781412964623| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Mussa S. Muneja
Tswana is a group of Bantu people living in Southern Africa. Batswana are mostly found in Botswana, South Africa, and, to some smaller extent, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The origin of this group of people is not clearly known, although some scholars suppose that they came from the Great East Africa Lakes before they spread to southern Africa. Nevertheless, history documents that by AD 1600 they had already settled in their present settlements. In their settlement, the Tswana had their own peculiar way of doing things that included political, social, and religious organizations. These ways were not easily perceivable to strangers of Batswana culture. So this fact disqualifies the colonial mentality that the Tswanas had no culture, ...