Khama

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Khama is the name of the royal family of the Bamangwato people of Botswana. As such, it may refer to:

  • Khama III (1837? – 1923), kgosi (chief/king) of the Bamangwato people of Bechuanaland (now Botswana)
  • Semane Setlhoko Khama (1881 – 1937), mohumagadi (queen) of the Bamangwato people of Bechuanaland, fourth wife of Khama III
  • Tshekedi Khama (1905 – 1959), regent of the Bamangwato tribe in 1926 after the death of Sekgoma II
  • Seretse Khama (1921 – 1980), the first President of Botswana, in office from 1966 to 1980
  • Ruth Williams Khama (1923 – 2002), wife of Seretse Khama, First Lady of Botswana from 1966 to 1980
  • Ian Khama (1953), first-born son of Seretse and Ruth Williams Khama and President of Botswana since 2008
  • Tshekedi Khama II (1958), son of Seretse and Ruth Williams Khama and a Botswana MP

Other people with this name:

In astronomy, 1357 Khama is a main-belt asteroid discovered on July 2, 1935 by Cyril Jackson.

Khama can also be a transliteration of Hebrew חַמָּה (chammah), meaning "heat"/"rage". When used as a proper noun, it can refer to both Mercury as well as the Sun.

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