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.

Marriage in Tswana Society

Kuya hi ndzhavuko nsati wosungula wa wanuna a laveriwa yena; loko kuriku uta kota vavasati votala, yena uta tilavela van’wani hi yexe. Exikarhi ka mintlawa leyinga fuma, vavasati lavanga...more

Rural Life of the Tswana People

Matshamelo ya Vatswana aya tolovelekangi e Afrika Dzonga hikwalaho ka kukula naku manyana hi sayizi, leswi vangiwaka hiku oma ka tindzhawu ta vona. Himpela exikarhi ka va 19th...more

Status in Tswana Society

Rimbewu na malembe hiswona switirhisiwaka ngopfu eka xiyimo eka rixaka ra Vatswana. Leswi aswi kombisiwa ngopfu hitindlela totala: vavanuna na vavasati avnga tshami eka ndzhawu...more

The Diversification of the Tswana

Aku tiveki swotala hi mayelana na laha vanhu va va Sotho vatumbulukaka kona, lava sweswi Vatswana vanga xiphemu xavona. Kuya hi ndzhavuko, avari exikarhi ka vanhu va ririmi ra Bantu...more

Tswana Social Organisation

Namuntlha Vatswana vangava va avanyisiwile hi swindzhawani swintsongo kumbe miganga (kambe valandzelela milawu ya tiko ra Botswana kumbe Afrika Dzonga) ya vuhosi, lebyi...more