Staff Profiles

Dr Goabilwe Nnanishie Ramaeba


Faculty of Humanities



Location: Block 253 Office 006
Phone: +267 355 4103
Email Dr Goabilwe Nnanishie Ramaeba

PhD in English Language and Linguistics, University of Glasgow

MA English Language and Linguistics, University of Botswana

Post Graduate Diploma in Education (English & African Languages), University of Botswana

BA Humanities, University of Botswana

Goabilwe Nnanishie Ramaeba is a lecturer in English Language and Linguistics in the Department of English. She has many years of teaching experience at both secondary school and tertiary level, having worked as a secondary school teacher and a college lecturer. Her language skills include editing, proof-reading and translating texts. Her focus languages are Setswana and English. Her research interests are varied and include, onomastics, semantics and morphology. Although she has interests in all areas of onomastics, her main focus is on personal names, place names, literary onomastics and onomastic theory. She has published journal articles in areas of lexicography, morphology and onomastics.

Dr Ramaeba has a PhD in English Language and linguistics specialising in Onomastics from the University of Glasgow. She also holds an MA in English Language and Linguistics, a PGDE and a BA, all from the University of Botswana. She is an active member of various academic bodies such as the Names Society of Southern Africa, Society for Name studies in Britain and Ireland and the International Council of Onomastic Sciences amongst others.   






- Semantics

- Morphology



- Semantics

- Morphology


Ramaeba, G.N. & Mathangwane, J.T. (2020, in press). Setswana Naming System: A Gendered Outlook. In Meyiwa, T. & Cekiso, M. Names Fashioned by Gender: Stitched Perceptions. UNISA Press. 

Ramaeba, G.N. & Mathangwane, J.T. (2015). From Mpho to Reneeene and Neiso: New Trends in the Setswana Naming System. Nomina Africana: Journal of the Names Society of Southern Africa, 29 (1&2), 127-141.

Otlogetswe, J.T & Ramaeba, G.N. (2014). Developing a Campus Slang Dictionary for the University of Botswana. Lexikos, 24, 350-361.



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