CultureGrams — New Kids Country: Botswana

The CultureGrams editors are excited to announce a new Kids edition country report!

Botswana Kids Edition Report

Botswana Kids Edition Report

The new Botswana report includes detailed information on the history, culture, language, food, and daily life of this country.

Here are some fascinating Did You Knows about Botswana:

  • The currency of Botswana is the pula, which means “rain.” This shows how precious rain is in Botswana.
  • Botswana is one of the largest diamond producers in the world.
  • The border between Botswana and Zambia is one of the shortest in the world—just 492 feet (150 m)!
  • Most Batswana traditions refer to a supreme creator who lives in the heavens and works through the spirits of people’s ancestors. This creator is sometimes known as Modimo.

Find out about the traditional board game mmele, discover what life as a kid is like in Botswana, and read about typical folk art all in this colorful new report.


Angie Thompson

is an Editor for CultureGrams where she oversees the Kids, States, and Provinces editions. Before joining ProQuest, she graduated from Brigham Young University with an MA in Victorian literature and a BS in Human Development. Angie has lived all over the United States as well as in England and Italy. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North Africa and now makes her home in Utah with her photographer husband and three children. Angie is an avid reader and maintains a book review website specializing in contemporary, young adult, and speculative fiction titles. She also enjoys both playing and teaching the piano and geeking out over the occasional BBC miniseries.

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