BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope.
In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.
At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders.
- Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly Tswana.
- Know who you married-cross cultural marriages
- Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists
- Learn the language-Basic language exposure. Say something in Tswana, Ndebele…
- Share your rich Tswana culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Tswana in you and Tswanas around you. Understand Tswana marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Tswana, you have a culture and you have a language!
BOTSWANA AT A GLANCE
Independence: 30 September 1966
Languages: Tswana, Kalanga, Kgalagadi, Mbukushu, Ndebele, Shona
Area: 581,730 km2
Districts: Central, Ghanzi, Kgalagadi, Kgatleng, Kweneng, North East, North West, South East, and Southern.
Ethnic groups: 79% Tswana, 11% Kalanga, 3% San, 7% Others (includes Kgalagadi, Indian, and White)
Where is Botswana on the continent of Africa?
Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. It is connected to Zambia across the short Zambezi River border by the Kazungula Bridge.