|Native to||Botswana, South Africa, Namibia|
|Native speakers||40,000 (2004)|
|Guthrie code||S.311 (ex-S.31d)|
|Linguasphere||99-AUT-eh incl. varieties 99-AUT-eha to 99-AUT-ehc|
SheKgalagari (pronounced [ʃɛkxalaxari] or [ʃɛkxalaxadi] ) is one of the languages spoken in Botswana, along the South African border and in Namibia. SheKgalagari is spoken by about 40,000 people. SheKgalagari is the autoglottonym or name of the language used by its native speakers as defined by the United Nations, Kgalagadi is the heteroglottonym.
SheKgalagari (also known as Kgalagadi, Kgalagarhi, Kgalagari, Khalagari, Khalakadi, Kxhalaxadi, Qhalaxarzi, Shekgalagadi, Shekgalagari) is a language of the Bantu family. It is most closely related to Tswana, and until recently was classified as a dialect of Tswana.
Dialects include Shengologa, Sheshaga, Shebolaongwe, Shelala, Shekhena, Sheritjhauba, and Shekgwatheng.
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