This is the first monolingual Setswana dictionary to possess phonemic transcriptions with tonal markings. The inclusions of these pronunciation tools remove confusion in the pronunciation of words as well as help teachers and language lecturers to help their learners in the pronunciation of Setswana words. The dictionary has over 13,400 phonemic transcriptions.
This is the first Setswana dictionary to show frequency bands for the most frequent 4000 headwords. Frequency information has become key to modern dictionaries in that it highlights words which are more than others.
The dictionary also comprises a wide representation of dialectal words from various Setswana dialects such as Sengwato, Sengwaketse, Sekgatla, South African unique terms and others. These are marked out with a specific dialect label.