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 (bə-sō′tō, -so͞o′to͞o)
n. pl. Basotho or Ba·so·thos
A member of a Sotho-speaking people of Lesotho and adjacent parts of South Africa.

[Sotho : ba-, pl. n. pref. + -sotho, Sotho.]


(bəˈsuːtuː; -ˈsəʊtəʊ)
n, pl -tho or -thos
(Peoples) a member of the subgroup of the Sotho people who chiefly inhabit Lesotho. Former name: Basuto
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Noun1.Basotho - a member of a subgroup of people who inhabit LesothoBasotho - a member of a subgroup of people who inhabit Lesotho
Basutoland, Kingdom of Lesotho, Lesotho - a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
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The Sotho people knew comets as naledi tsha mesela, "stars with tails".
The South Sotho people use locusts especially as food for travellers.
Philip went to France and persuaded the Paris Evangelical Mission to send missionaries to work with Moshweshwe and his Sotho people, with extraordinary results.