This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages) The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's general notability guideline. Please help to demonstrate the notability of the topic by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. If notability cannot be shown, the article is likely to be merged, redirected, or deleted.Find sources: "Taung tribe" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (November 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this message) This article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject. Please help improve the article by providing more context for the reader. (November 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this message) This article does not cite any sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "Taung tribe" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (December 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this message) (Learn how and when to remove this message)

The Taung tribe or Bataung is a tribe of Bantu origin which speaks the Sotho-Tswana group of languages, namely, Setswana, Sepedi, Sesotho and Lozi.[citation needed]

"Tau" is a Sotho-Tswana word meaning "Lion", and this animal is their totem.[citation needed] "Bataung" is a plurality of a lion meaning "people of a place of Lions or Lion's den".[citation needed]

Further reading

Sidney Berman, Analysing the Frames of the Bible: The Case of Setswana Translation of the Book of Ruth, Chapter 3, A History and Ethnographic Description of Batswana - Stellenbosch University. List of supporting thesis: Comaroff, Setiloane, Brown and others.

See also