- previously Bech·u·a·na·land (bĕch-wäˈnə-lăndˌ, bĕchˌo͞o-äˈ-)Botswana A country of south-central Africa. Initially inhabited by the San and later (18th century) because of the Tswana, the spot became a British protectorate after 1885 and gained complete independency in 1966. Gaborone could be the money and also the largest city. Populace: 1,820,000.
- A country in Southern Africa (formerly Bechuanaland). Formal title: Republic of Botswana.
- a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control within the 1960s