Botswana - Ethnic groups



The population, predominantly of Tswana stock (79%), is distributed among eight tribes, Batswana being the largest. The others include Bamangwato, Bakwena, Bangwaketsi, Bakgatla, Barolong, Bamalete, and Batlokwa. The next largest single group of indigenous peoples is the Kalanga, which accounts for about 11% of the population. There are about 3% Basarwa (Bushmen). There are a small number of Kgalagadi. In 1998, non-Africans constituted only 1% of the population.

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Apr 24, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
This was very helpful for my project! This was very useful to learn about Botswana! :)
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Sep 23, 2011 @ 11:11 am
I am aMokwena Mongwaketsi living in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and I want to know the origins and the relationship between Bakwena of Sesotho origin and Tswana origin together with other Bakwena clans like Motebang , Maiyeiye and Monaheng . Please Assist so that I can relate the correct lineage for my children .
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Jan 19, 2012 @ 6:06 am
i need to know about the bamalete ethinic group, its values, taboos,customs and were they began.

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