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Botswana History Timeline

200 - 1700

  • (200 - 500) Bantu-speaking farmers moved into area
  • (600 - 700) Farming culture thrived in Toutswe Hill area
  • (1200 - 1300) Toutswe state conquered by neighboring Mapungubwe state; Tourswe town abandoned
  • (1300s) Three main branches of Tswana tribe evolved in Molepolole, Kanye, Serowe
  • (1600s) Rolong-Khalagari power stretched from Mbandu country across the central South Africa
  • (1980) President Khama died, former Vice-President Quett Masire made president by National Assembly vote
  • (1980) Severe drought resulted in loss of livestock
  • (1984) BDP party won general elections, Quett Masire re-elected president

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