A language of Botswana

Alternate Names
Dxana, G||ana, G||ana-Khwe, Gxana, Gxanna, Kanakhoe

2,000 (2004 R. Cook).


Ghanzi district: New Xadi and Ghanzi, Ghanzi commercial farms, Central Kalahari Game Reserve; Central district: Boteti subdistrict, cattleposts south and west of Rakops; east of Naro, north of |Gwi language area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


|Khessákhoe, Domkhoe, G||aakhwe (Balanka, G||aa), G||anakhwe (Kanakhoe).

Language Use

Also use |Gwi [gwj], English [eng], Naro [nhr], Tswana [tsn]. Used as L2 by |Gwi [gwj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15–29 years 40% Tswana [tsn], 2% English; 30–54 years 2% Tswana, 0% English; 55 and older 0%.