[gah-buh-roh-nee, gab-uh-] /ˌgɑ bəˈroʊ ni, ˌgæb ə-/

a town in and the capital of Botswana, in the SE part.
[bot-swah-nuh] /bɒtˈswɑ nə/
a republic in S Africa: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 275,000 sq. mi. (712,250 sq. km).
Capital: Gaborone.
the capital of Botswana (since 1964), in the extreme southeast. Pop: 186 007 (2001) Former name Gaberones
/bʊˈtʃwɑːnə; bʊtˈswɑːnə; bɒt-/
a republic in southern Africa: established as the British protectorate of Bechuanaland in 1885 as a defence against the Boers; became an independent state within the Commonwealth in 1966; consists mostly of a plateau averaging 1000 m (3300 ft), with the extensive Okavango swamps in the northwest and the Kalahari Desert in the southwest. Languages: English and Tswana. Religion: animist majority. Currency: pula. Capital: Gaborone. Pop: 2 127 825 (2013 est). Area: about 570 000 sq km (220 000 sq miles)
Botswana [(bot-swah-nuh)]

Republic in south-central Africa, bordered on the south by South Africa, the west by Namibia, the north by Angola and Zambia, and the northeast by Zimbabwe; formerly called Bechuanaland. The capital and largest city is Gaborone.

Note: Botswana became independent from British control in the 1960s.


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