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Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. The massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its fossilized river valleys and undulating grasslands, is home to numerous animals including giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs.

Languages: The official language of Botswana is English, which is spoken by the majority of the population. English is used in government, education, and the media, and it is the language of instruction in schools. In addition to English, there are also a number of local languages spoken in Botswana, including Setswana, Kalanga, and Kgalagadi, among others. These languages are spoken by the various ethnic groups that make up the population of Botswana, and they are often used in regional and local government, as well as in the media. Finally, Afrikaans is also spoken by some people in Botswana, particularly among those of South African descent.Ethnic Groups: Tswana stock 79% (Batswana, Bamangwato, Bakwena, Bangwaketsi, Bakgatla, Barolong, Bamalete, and Batlokwa), Kalanga 11%, Basarwa 3%, non-African 1%

Belief Systems: Christianity 71.6%, Badimo 6% (indigenous African traditional religion), no religion 20%

Sites for More Information:

Map of Botswana

Country Profile for Botswana
United Nations


Botswana - General Information

Tourism and Culture:

Botswana Cultural Events
List of festivals and events in Botswana

Study Abroad Programs in Botswana

Government Related:

Botswana's Official Government Website

Botswana Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Botswana Government Websites
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