Botswana Culture and Traditions

Batswana appreciate visitors trying to use their language. Greet everyone, regardless of the time of day, with the word ‘dumela’ and add the word ‘ra’ if addressing a man or ‘mma’ if a woman. When giving or accepting anything, always do so with the right hand and support that hand with the left hand under the right forearm. Greet men before woman, be patient, smile and believe that laughter is the lingua franca of Africa.

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