Tswana

The Tswana are Namibia’s smallest cultural group. The 8 000 Tswana mostly live in the Gobabis and many of them are farmers. They are related to the Batswana of Botswana and the Northern Cape, South Africa. Namibia’s Tswana population consists of three groups. The Tlharo came from the Northern Cape and Botswana. The second largest group are the Tlhaping (‘tlhapi’ means ‘fish’ in Tswana). Bangologa have mixed with San people from the Kalahari and hence have a lighter complexion.