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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Beyond the Bantuphone zone, we have one of the languages situated in the Southern continent of Africa, the Sesotho or the language of the Basothos.
A la difference des autres ethnies, les Basothos pratiquent encore des meurtres rituels au cours de ce rite de passage.
Some 25,000 Basothos crowded into the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru, Lesotho's run-down capital, to watch their King being installed.