The New Student's Reference Work/Bechuanaland
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Bechuanaland (bĕchŏŏ-ä'nā́ or bĕk'ū-ă'na-lănd), is a native territory in South Africa annexed to Cape Colony in 1895. It contains 51,524 square miles and a population (estimated for 1908) of 94,608, of whom 9,608 were whites. It is traversed by the Cape-to-Cairo Railroad.