Phrases you'll come across on a trip to Botswana

Dumela meaning Good day/Morning/Afternoon/Evening

You can say this to anyone at anytime of the day. Dumela really means accept my warmest compliments


Dumelang you say this to greet a group of people together


Gaborone pronounce

Pronunciation key: /Ga/ - Ha, /ne/ - knee


Go Siame  means goodbye

 Pronunciation key: /Go/ - Who, /Si/ - see, /a/ - apple, 


Sharp also means goodbye (but used by young people)


Madi  means money

 Pronunciation key: /di/ - dinner


Dijo (di-dinner, means food

 Pronunciation key: /Di/ - dinner, /jo/ - jovial