‘Mmamosadinyana’: Batswana’s term of endearment for the Queen

‘Mmamosadinyana’: Batswana’s term of endearment for the Queen
‘Mmamosadinyana’: Batswana’s term of endearment for the Queen

Not many could say they had coined a nickname for Queen Elizabeth II, but Batswana called her ‘Mmamosadinyana’, a most original monicker for a royal.

Back when she was still Princess Elizabeth, she was called ‘Lilibet’ by those near and dear to her as the little future Queen couldn't properly pronounce her name.

Her late husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was known to call her 'Cabbage'. Her great-grandchildren call her 'Gan-Gan’. It was rare to name a person of such stature, but the name Mmamosadinyana carries such intimate meaning and significance for Batswana.

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