by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/06/27 07:03 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2006/06/27/648333.aspx
You know the drill, if you have seen any of these other previous posts:
Microsoft has done it again, though. This time with Tswana!
Some more information about the language:
Number of speakers: 4 million
Name in the language itself: Setswana
Tswana is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa and is spoken mainly in the North West province, by about 3 million speakers. It is also national language in Botswana where 70% of the population (or 1 million) speak it.
Tswana, often called Setswana, has also been known under so different names as Beetjuans, Chuana (hence the name "Bechuanaland" for the British protectorate that became Botswana), Coana, Cuana, and Sechuana.
Tswana belongs to the Bantu languages which in turn are part of the huge Niger-Congo language family. It is most closely related to Sesotho and Sesotho sa Leboa.
For Tswana, the Latin alphabet is being used.
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