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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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Basothos from Lesotho were also present in the township, but they were not chased out.
However, from the interviews conducted it was ascertained that these deaths were the result of a conflict between a Basotho and a Zimbabwean over the Basotho's girlfriend (Interview: Respondent 2 2014; Interview: Respondent 3 2014).
The landscape of snow, Basotho symbol for peace, expresses the Basothos' heroism in safeguarding their political autonomy.
The land narrative in Mofolo's novels asserts with confidence the Basothos' control over the territory of Lesotho.
In the early decades, Basothos turned to South Africa mainly to supplement their livelihood.
Basotho and the Mines: A Social History of Labour Migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, c.
Some 25,000 Basothos crowded into the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru, Lesotho's run-down capital, to watch their King being installed.
The demon of racialism, the aberrations of the Xhosa-Fingo feud, the animosity that exists between Zulus and Tongaas, between the Basothos and every native must be buried and forgotten; it has shed among us sufficient blood!
Since 1994 the World Bank repeatedly set targets for the LHDA to finalise 800 outstanding compensation claims by Basothos who have lost land and livelihoods to the water project.
"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.