What was Botswana called before Bechuanaland?

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What was Botswana called before Bechuanaland?

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  1. Before its independence in 1966, Botswana was a British protectorate known as Bechuanaland. It was also one of the poorest and least-developed states in the world. The country is named after its dominant ethnic group, the Tswana (“Bechuana” in older variant orthography).

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