|Native to||Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia|
|Native speakers||4.07 million in South Africa (2011)
1.07 million in Botswana (1993)e18
unknown number in Zimbabwe
7.7 million L2 speakers in South Africa (2002)
|Writing system||Latin (Tswana alphabet)|
|Official language in|| Botswana
|Linguasphere||99-AUT-eg incl. varieties 99-AUT-ega to 99-AUT-egn|
The Tswana language (or Setswana) is a language spoken in southern Africa. About five million people speak it. It is a Bantu language. It belongs to the Niger–Congo language family within the Sotho languages. It is closely related to the Northern- and Southern Sotho languages.
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