A language of Botswana

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

1,030 (Brenzinger 2013).


Ghanzi district: New Xadi and Ghanzi, Ghanzi commercial farms, Central Kalahari Game Reserve; Central district: Boteti subdistrict, cattleposts south and west of Rakops.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


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

Language Use

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

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