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Botswana






The name of the Anthem:  
  "Blessed by the noble land"

 




Per capita income 





  Botswana    1966                             (The year the anthem was adopted)
                                 
 

 


 
To learn more about this country click here:     Botswana

      
 
QUIZ QUESTIONS                    

  1.   When did Botswana get her independence and from which Country? 

   2    Who was the first Leader of Botswana after Independence?

   3.   The citizens refer to themselves as ______________?
1. Basonna
2. Batswana
3. Wasonnonian
4. Tanswannna
 

    4. Botswana is one of the landlocked countries in Africa. This means, it does not have any of its borders opened to a major body of water like an ocean or the sea.  It is surrounded by how many countries?   What are the names of those countries that  bound or surround 
Botswana?

   
     5.  Botswana is flat, and up to 70% is covered by a desert land.
  What is the name of this desert land?_________________
1.  Sahara Desert
2.  Kalahari Desert
3.  Libyan Desert
4.  Karoo Desert
5.  Nubian Desert

     6.  Seretse Khama was the legitimate claimant to the Ngwato chiefship.
  How many times was he re-elected?   Quett Masire was
   elected in 1984, re-elected in 1989 and 2004.  Who succeeded him?



      7.  The politics of Botswana has a framework of a representative    democratic republic. The President of Botswana is both head of
   state and head of government. There is a multi-party system
   in the country. Executive power is exercised by the government
   and Legislative power is vested in both the government and the        Parliament.  Does this system resemble the Liberian government
   in any shape or form?  How or how not? 


      8. English is the official language of Botswana.  However, Setswana
  is widely spoken across the country. The main ethnic group
 in Botswana is the Tswana people.  However, the people as a
          whole are called Batswana.  One person is a Motswana, and the           language they speak is Setswana.  What are the other 
   languages spoken in Botswana?

1. Kalanga (sekalanga)
2.     Sarwa (sesarwa)
3. Ndebele
4.     Afrikaans
5.     All of the above
6.     None of the above
7.     Some of the above



      

9.    What is the population of Botswana?


10.  Batswana is the largest ethnic group in Botswana.
True? or False?


     

                                                                         

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SOURCES:

Courtesy of Nationalanthems.info

“Canada » nationalanthems.info.” Accessed August 5, 2013) .          http://www.nationalanthems.info/ca.htm.

   Google

Wikipedia

Complete National-Anthems-World-Edition-2013
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

                 National anthems of the world Nationalhymnen der Welt. Free download

  The World Atlas

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                                                             Listen to the
                      
National Anthems of All
               African Countries


Every day a different African country's national     Anthem will play the entire day on this page.   This gives us an opportunity to listen to all the
National Anthems of each country in Africa.   There are 53 countries in Africa.  Some have
said that Liberia has one of the best Anthems
in the world.  Now we can listen to all the 
National Anthems of Africa and compare ours
with theirs.

The other reason for this exercise is to provide our people the opportunity to listen to, and to learn about other African countries, see their flags, hear their National Anthems, and enjoy the very beautiful music we call, a country's National Anthem. Much of our information comes from Nationalanthem.info.    
Please take note of the dates each

country's Anthem is played.  We begin with
South Africa on the 5th of August and end with
São Tomé and Principe on September 24, 2013.

If you want to know more about any of the
African countries, just click on the name of 
the particular country below on the left in blue among the list of 53 countries and you will have the information right there at your finger tip.

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One interesting factor about the listing of the  African countries in the order in which they are listed.  They are listed with the country with the highest per capital income above and the lowest per capital income at the bottom of the list. Liberia is 6 up from the bottom.   Total number of countries is 53. _____________________________________________
Seswana Lyrics English Translation 1. This land of ours,
Is a gift from God,
An inheritance from our fore-fathers,
May it always be at peace.

CHORUS:
Awake, awake, O men, awake!
Arise, O women, arise! be energised,
Let us work together to serve,
Our land.

2. Beautiful name of fame
Of the nation of Botswana
Through harmonious relations and reconciliation
Bound together 

Chorus

Translation ©2006 Thapelo Otlogetswe, used with permission _____________________________________________________________
English Versification 1. Blessèd be this noble land,
Gift to us from God’s strong hand,
Heritage our fathers left to us.
May it always be at peace.

CHORUS:
Awake, awake, O men, awake!
And women close beside them stand,
Together we’ll work and serve
This land, this happy land!

2. Word of beauty and of fame,
The name Botswana to us came.
Through our unity and harmony,
We’ll remain at peace as one.

Chorus

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SOURCES:

Courtesy of Nationalanthems.info

“Canada » nationalanthems.info.” Accessed August 5, 2013) .          http://www.nationalanthems.info/ca.htm.

   Google

Wikipedia

Complete National-Anthems-World-Edition-2013
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

                 National anthems of the world Nationalhymnen der Welt. Free download

  The World Atlas

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Africa


Country

World

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Africa

 


 

15

 Tanzania                                                                 August  19

 

16

 Equatorial Guinea                                                  August  20

 

17

 Zambia                                                         
      August  21

 

18

 Botswana                                                     
      August  22

 

19

 Uganda                                                        
      August  23

 

20

 Gabon                                                           
      August  24

 

21

 Democratic Republic of the Congo                          August  25

 

22

 Republic of the Congo                                            August  26

 

23

 Senegal                                                                August  27

 

24

 Mozambique                                                          August  28

 

25

 Namibia                                                                August  29

 

26

 Mauritius                                                     
      August  30

 

27

 Mali                                                             
      August  31

 

28

 Madagascar                                          
       September   1

 

29

 Burkina Faso                                       
      September   1

 

30

 Chad                                                    
      September   2

 

31

 Zimbabwe                                            
      September   3

 

32

 Benin                                                   
      September   4

 

33

 Rwanda                                               
      September   5

 

34

 Niger                                                     
      September   6

 

35

 Malawi                                                 
      September   7

 

36

 Guinea                                                                    September   8

 

37

 Mauritania                                          
      September   9

 

38

 Swaziland                                          
       September   10

 

39

 Togo                                                  
       September   11

 

40

 Eritrea                                                
      September   12

 

41

 Lesotho                                                                  September   13

 

42

 Burundi                                              
      September   14

 

43

 Sierra Leone                                     
      September   15

 

44

 Central African Republic                                        September   16

 

45

 Cape Verde                                       
       September   17

 

46

 Djibouti                                                                   September   18

 

47

 Liberia                                               
      September   19

 

48

 Seychelles                                         
      September   20

 

49

 The Gambia                                      
      September   21

 

50

 Guinea-Bissau                                  
      September   22

 

51

 Comoros                                          
      September   23

 

52

 São Tomé and Príncipe                                          September   24

 




 
 
 
 

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