1. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2015.  Dipoeletso-ditumammogo tsa Setswana: A Dictionary of Setswana Alliteration and Consonance. CASAS Book Series No. 116. Cape Town: CASAS.
  2. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2013. Oxford English Setswana Setswana English School Dictionary. OUP. Oxford.
  3. Otlogetswe, T.J., Bagwasi, M., Chebanne, A. and Ndana, N. (2013). Our Languages Our Pride (Diteme tsa rona, Mokgabo wa rona). Ministry of Youth and Culture. Botswana Government.
  4. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2012. Tlhalosi ya Medi ya Setswana. Medi Publishing. Gaborone. ISBN: 9789991292137.
  5. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2011. Text Variability Measures in Corpus Design for Setswana Lexicography, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 1-4438-2637-5 and ISBN13: 978-1-4438-2637-2.
  6. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2010. Poeletso-medumo ya Setswana: the Setswana Rhyming Dictionary, CASAS Book Series No. 74. Cape Town. CASAS. ISBN: 978-1-920287-02-3.
  7. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2009. English-Setswana dictionary (2nd Ed.). Pentagon Publishers: Gaborone. ISBN 978 99912-433-1-3.
  8. Otlogetswe, T.J.(Ed.) 2009. MLA Kgasa: A poineer Setswana lexicographer. CASAS Book series No: 64. Cape Town. CASAS. ISBN 978-1-919932-97-2
  9. Chebanne, A. Otlogetswe, T.J., Molosiwa A. Moatlhodi, B. Kgolo, N. David, M. 2008. Mokwalo o o lolameng wa Setswana. Gaborone. Pentagon Publishers. ISBN 978 99912-487-7-6.
  10. Otlogetswe, T.J. English Setswana Dictionary. 2007. Gaborone. Pentagon Publishers. ISBN 99912-433-1-3.
  11. Thekiso, E. Sebina, T. & Otlogetswe, T.J. 2004. Dreams of Enduring joy. Gaborone. Pentagon Publishers. ISBN 99912-514-4-8.


  1. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2017. Setswana syllable structure and distribution. Nordic Journal of African Studies 2017: 36(2).
  2. Otlogetswe, T.J. and Chebanne, A. 2017. Setswana (Tswana) in Tomasz Kamusella and Finex Ndhlovu (Eds) “The Social and Political History of Southern Africa’s Languages” Palgrave Macmillan (147-172).
  3. Otlogetswe, T.J. (2016). “Power relations in Setswana names: A study of kgotla and kgosi names” in Meyiwa T and Cekiso, M, Names Fashioned by Gender: Stitched Perceptions (in press)
  4. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2016. The design of Setswana Scrabble. South African Journal of African Languages (SAJAL). 36(2). 153-161.
  5. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2015. Treatment of spelling variants in Setswana monolingual dictionaries. Lexikos 25: 262-284
  6. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2014. Dialectical variations among Tswana peoples of South Africa and Botswana: An historical linguistic perspective Boleswa Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy. Vol 4(2) 326-346
  7. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2014. Extracting business terms for dictionary subject label in Khumalo, L. (Ed.) African Languages and Linguistic Theory: A Festschrift in honour of Professor Herbert Chimhundu: p. 268-286 .
  8. Otlogetswe, T.J. and Ramaeba, G. 2014. Developing a campus slang dictionary for the University of Botswana. Lexikos 24:350-361
  9. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2013. Introducing Tlhalosi ya Medi ya Setswana: The Design and Compilation of a Monolingual Setswana Dictionary Lexikos 23:532-547
  10. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2012. Enriching a Dictionary Database with Multiword Expressions. Festschrift for Justus C. Roux. SUN Press Stellenbosch.
  11. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2012. Using frequency and keyword analysis to extract candidates for Setswana dictionary labels. International Journal of Lexicography. Vol. 25. Num. 3.
  12. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2011. English Translation of the Botswana National Anthem. In X. Hang (Editor). Encyclopedia of National Anthems. (Second Edition. Volume 1.). Scarecrow Press: Plymouth. pp 124-125.
  13. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2011. The need for Centre for Setswana Studies. NAWA: Journal of Language and Communication. Vol. 4. Num. 1. pp. 94-110.
  14. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2010. Re-thinking the position of Setswana at university. LONAKA: Journal of learning and teaching. Issue: 2010: pp.1-8.
  15. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2009. Identifying multi-word units from concordance lines. Proceedings of the first international conference of the African languages and literature. University of Botswana (26-28 June 2008). pp.127-141
  16. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2009. The place of MLA Kgasa in the history of Setswana lexicography. In Otlogetswe, T.J. (Ed.). MLA Kgasa: A poineer Setswana lexicographer. CASAS Book series No: 64. Cape Town. CASAS. pp.1-25.
  17. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2009. Dictionary labels. In Otlogetswe, T.J.(Ed.). MLA Kgasa: A poineer Setswana lexicographer. CASAS Book series No: 64.Cape Town. CASAS. pp.94-121.
  18. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2009. Populating subentries with multiword units from concordance lines. Lexikos 19:446-457.
  19. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2009. Setswana sports terms: a genre analysis. Marang Journal of Languange and Literature. Vol. 19. p33-42.
  20. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2008. Some statistical elements of Botswana personal names. NAWA Journal of Language and Communication. Vol. 2 No. 2. 105-128.
  21. Otlogetswe, T.J. and Bagwasi M.M. 2007. An analysis of two Setswana colour terms: ntsho and tshweu. Marang Journal of language and literature 18: 1-13.
  22. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2006. Challenges to issues of balance and representativeness in African lexicography. Lexikos 15: 1-16
  23. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2005. Book Review: Medium of instruction policies: Which agenda? Whose agenda? Online Linguist List: /16/16-1257.html#1
  24. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2004. The BNC as a model for Setswana language corpus, Proceedings of Computational Linguistics in the UK. 193-198.


  1. [2016] I am Language Manager of the Setswana Oxford Living Dictionary found here: The dictionary is based on my Oxford English-Setswana Setswana-English School dictionary. The online dictionary was launched on May 12th, 2016.
  2. [2015] With a team of volunteers we developed a list of words comprising 61598 word forms that are now used for the Setswana Firefox OS predictive text. The word list includes text from a wordlist we (myself and my colleague in St Louis University, Kevin Scannell) compiled some 10 years ago. Contained in the list is also text from “Tlhalosi ya Medi ya Setswana” (the largest Setswana monolingual dictionary to date). Additional text was sourced from a 20 million-word Setswana corpus. The word list has been used to develop a spellchecker for Firefox. The spellchecker can be downloaded from here: This spellchecker is exclusively for Firefox. The wordlist has also been used to develop a spellchecker for LibreOffice ( LibreOffice is a free Office suit similar to Microsoft Office. The spellchecker is available here:…/setswana…/releases/2.0.0.
  3. [2014] I have developed the Tlatlana website found at This is a website that comprises book analysis to aid the education of literature, in particular, in secondary schools. Contained in this website are detailed analyses of novels, plays, poems, grammar and cultural information. The website is exclusively written in the Setswana language.
  4. [2013] I have developed the DuoChart software application as a team member of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership, the University of Botswana, the Perelman School of Medicine of Medicine. The application is a translation application that facilitates communication between health practitioners and their patients. My contribution was to contribute content and oversee the quality assurance of translations. Information and software on this project may be found here:
  5. The Translation of Google into Setswana (2009/2010). The translated version is available at and
  6. Scannell K.and Otlogetswe T.J. [2004] Setswana aspell-tn dictionary. Freely available here: This is a Setswana spellchecker for the Open Office Software.


  1. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2012. Tshoboko ya Ditshwanelo tsa Setho. in Ntekola C.V. (E.d) Human Rights Treaties; Translation of the Human Rights Summaries. RETENG: The Multicultural Coalition of Botswana. pp. 44-48
  2. Otlogetswe, T.J. 2011. English Translation of the Botswana National Anthem. In X. Hang (Editor). Encyclopedia of National Anthems. (Second Edition. Volume 1.). Scarecrow Press: Plymouth. Pp. 124-125.