The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Bechuanaland
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|Edition of 1920. See also Bechuanaland Protectorate on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.|
BECHUANALAND, bĕt-choo-ä'nä-lănd, south Africa, name formerly applied to the region inhabited by the Bechuanas. It included (1) the crown colony of Bechuanaland, with an area 51,524 square miles and a population of 99,553, annexed to the Cape Colony in 1895, and since 1910 one of the divisions of the province of the Cape of Good Hope in the union of South Africa; (2) the Bechuanaland Protectorate (q.v.).