Vatswana

©Dr Peter Magubane
Vatswana i xiphemu xa va Sotho, lexinga avana hi swiave swinharhu leswikulu — Vasotho (Southern Sotho), va Pedi (Northern Sotho), xikan’we na Vatswana (Western Sotho). Kuya hi matimu Vatswana ava tshama e Highveld, exikarhi ka Vasotho.

Kusukela exikarhi ka malembe yava 1800s, vuhosi byo tala bya Vasotho abyiri evupela dyambu bya Highveld laha vanga sungula ku titeka vari xiphemu xa ntlawa lowukulu wa Vatswana eka tindzhawu ta khale ka Bechuanaland (leyinga Botswana sweswi). Leswi hiswona swinga endla leswaku kuva na mavulavulelo yo hambana ya ririmi ra vona, xivumbeko xa ndzhavuko na mahanyelo ya wona exikarhi ka mintlawa yotala ya Vatswana leyi yaha kumekaka na namuntlha.