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Tswana is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 2 countries by a minor part of the population.

With a share of around 78%, it is most widespread in Botswana. A total of about 6 million people worldwide speak Tswana as their mother tongue.
CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
South AfricaSouthern Africano8.0 %4,537,000
BotswanaSouthern Africano78.2 %1,792,000