UTC+2 Botswana Jwaneng
Bangwaketse is located in Botswana
Coordinates: 24°59′S 25°21′E / 24.983°S 25.350°E / -24.983; 25.350Coordinates: 24°59′S 25°21′E / 24.983°S 25.350°E / -24.983; 25.350
Time zoneUTC+2 (Central Africa Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (not observed)

The Bangwaketse (also known as the BaNgwaketse, or Ngwaketse) are one of the eight principal tribes in Botswana, and are ethnic Tswana.[4][5][6] (The "Ba" or "Bo" prefix in African tribal names in southern Africa means "people of" or "people who speak". "Ma" means "person of".) Kanye is the original Bangwaketse village located in the Southern District settled in 1853, originally called Ntsweng Hill.[7] The king of the tribe is King Malope II, son of Seepapitso IV.[8] The Bangwaketse people live in the arid mountainous region of Southern Botswana mentioned in the book Cherub: Guardian Angel. It is bordered by Moshupa, Lobatse, Jwaneng and is a 45-minute drive from Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana. The town is served by Kanye Airport.

A documentary on the Bangwaketse royal family was filmed in 2003–2005: "The Queen's Courtyard".[9]

Notable Bangwaketse

See also


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  2. ^ Central Statistics Office (2008-02-07) [2001], Distribution of population by sex by villages and their associated localities: 2001 population and h, Gaborone, Botswana, retrieved 2009-12-27
  3. ^ "Kanye, Botswana Page". Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
  4. ^ Schapera, Isaac (1942). Botswana Traditional States. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  5. ^ Schapera, Isaac (2007). A Short History of the Bangwaketse. p. 26.
  6. ^ Schapera, I. (1942). "A Short History of the Bangwaketse". African Studies. 1 (1): 1–26. doi:10.1080/00020184208706566.
  7. ^ Scotch, Kangangwani Knight (2008). The Settlement Nexus of the Southern Tswana on Hilltops and Valleys in Present Day South East Botswana in the 19th Century. dissertation. University of Pretoria.
  8. ^ Otlogetswe, Thapelo (2011). "History of the Bangwaketse". Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  9. ^ Heldmann, Eva (2005). The Queen's Courtyard. Eva Heldmann Filmproduktion.
  10. ^ "The baNgwaketse (Tribe)". Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Setswana Bangwaketse". Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  12. ^ Ngcongco, Leonard (1976). "Aspects of the History of the Bangwaketse to 1910". dissertation. Yale Library: Dalhousie University. Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 14 October 2012.