1,860,000 in Botswana, all users. L1 users: 1,710,000 (2015). L2 users: 150,000. Total users in all countries: 13,664,710 (as L1: 5,814,710; as L2: 7,850,000).
Widespread as lingua franca; Central district: Mahalapye and Serowe-Palapye subdistricts; Kgatleng and South East districts; Kweneng and Southern districts: east; North West district: Maun village area.
1 (National). De facto national language.
Vigorous. Used among the educated. More for spoken purposes than written. All ages.
Latin script [Latn].
90%–95% of children complete standard 7 in primary school. Christian, traditional religion.