Slang: Botswana�s unofficial third language

Youth at the Main Mall. PIC: TSELE TSEBETSAME
Youth at the Main Mall. PIC: TSELE TSEBETSAME

In the aftermath of International Mother Language Day, Mmegi Correspondent, NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE finds that the youth have their own regional lingua franca, slang, or tsotsitaal as they call it in South Africa aka Mzansi

Ola skim sam! Skipane daah! Hope le mnizi nonke. Vandaag re tsile go qamtha kasi lingo (Hi pal! Howzit?! ‘hope you’re fine. Today we gonna speak slang).

Recently, Botswana celebrated International Mother Language Day in Middlepits where everyone demonstrated pride in their native tongues.

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