So if feminism is African, then what's the Setswana word for it?

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In validating the fact that feminism is African, the dictionary's compilers cite the 
Dahomey Amazons of Benin (Photo by Chris Hellier/Corbis via Getty Images)
In validating the fact that feminism is African, the dictionary's compilers cite the Dahomey Amazons of Benin (Photo by Chris Hellier/Corbis via Getty Images)

Setswana Sa Borre is a Twitter based forum where Setswana speakers convene in a bid to understand, expand and digitally archive the language. In 2016, the account’s manager asked users what feminism is in Setswana. 

"You could tell from the tone of the tweet that they were implying that, because there is no such term in Setswana, then feminism is just a white thing," remembers Lorato Palesa Modongo, who answered the question by responding that feminism ka Setswana refers to:

Upon seeing this, Pontsho Pilane reached out to Modongo with the idea of them joining forces to write the digital dictionary that made its first appearance in June 2017. 

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