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Title:Origins of the Tswana
Author:Ngcongco, Leonard D.ISNI
Year:1979
Periodical:Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies (ISSN 0256-2316)
Volume:1
Issue:2
Pages:21-46
Language:English
Geographic terms:South Africa
Botswana
Subjects:history
Tswana
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Link:http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/African%20Journals/pdfs/PULA/pula001002/pula001002003.pdf
Abstract:The Tswana chiefdoms form part of the larger group of Sotho peoples. The traditions of the Sotho-Tswana people point to a northward origin; they arrived in South Africa in a succession of migration waves. Cultural features and chronological testimony affirm this 'wave theory'. The most important clusters of chiefdom, which are considered at the end, are the Fokeng-Dighoya, the Rolong-Tlhaping, the Kwena-Hurutshe and the Kgatla-Pedi clusters. Notes.
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