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 (măz′ə-ro͞o′, mä′sə-ro͞o′)
The capital of Lesotho, in the western part of the country. It was founded in 1869.


(Placename) the capital of Lesotho, in the northwest near the W border with South Africa; established as capital of Basutoland in 1869. Pop: 175 000 (2005 est)


(ˌmɑ səˈru, ˈmæz əˌru)

the capital of Lesotho, in the NW part. 109,382.
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Noun1.Maseru - the capital of LesothoMaseru - the capital of Lesotho; located in northwestern Lesotho
Basutoland, Kingdom of Lesotho, Lesotho - a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
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But workers at Maseru Children's Village, an orphanage for AIDS victims in Lesotho say they have had funding withdrawn.
I love the mountains and people of Lesotho and plan to spend at least another 2-3 years in Maseru," she said.
Partners In Health, Maseru, Lesotho; ([dagger]) Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
To date more than 13,400 patients have enrolled in the treatment centers and programs in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa; Maseru, Lesotho; Mbabane, Swaziland; Bobirwa Sub-District, Botswana; Caprivi Region, Namibia, and Koulikoro District, Mali.
An HIV/ AIDS study conducted in 2002 by Family Health International in Maseru, Leribe and Mafeteng showed that knowledge about AIDS is low among mineworkers and taxi drivers.
The third week of the trip will be spent in Lesotho's capital, Maseru.
A third will be staged for African countries on September 21-23 in Maseru, Lesotho, with World Bank and International Monetary Fund help.
A number of the 25 children at the home - situated 60 miles south of the capital Maseru - have lost their parents in the AIDS pandemic sweeping Lesotho.
The IF process officially began in Maseru, Lesotho in March 2002, where the six core agencies of the IF -- the International Monetary Fund (IMF), ITC, UNCTAD, UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and WTO -- launched the DTIS.
On the busier lowland roads they were provided with a police escort, as they were when riding through the capital, Maseru.
Maseru, Lesotho: Southern African Research and Documentation Centre.
Prince Harry plays with children from the Lesotho Child Counselling Unit in Maseru.