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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.]
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(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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"We hoped the government would give small Basotho farmers the opportunity to cultivate (cannabis) legally," said the 38-year old, referring to Lesotho's main ethnic group.
Speaking of robustness, if my memory is correct, the Basotho and South African powers rejected the lowest tender on Phase 1B as being inadequate to deliver it on time.
Basotho le Batswana Cultural Festival, whose inaugural launch took place in Gaborone in March, has attracted more participants from other countries such as South Africa and eSwatini.
Louis Vuitton was also accused of copying the Basotho blanket.
In our case it was in Lesotho, whose Basotho people warmly welcomed us throughout our stay with them.
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Others given land were those Africans who neither had land in the 'reserves' nor were acceptable in 'white' areas, and included South African Basotho migrants, members of African churches and others (Mujere 2014).
The government maintained its efforts to prevent trafficking through public awareness activities and measures to protect Basotho workers in South Africa.
The Kenyan warders won 25-15, 25-14 and 25-22 in their opening pool A match.Prisons had it easy in the first and second sets, but the third set was a tough one as the Basotho pushed back and led 17-15 at one point.