Basuto


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Basuto

(bəˈsuːtəʊ)
n, pl -tos or -to
(Languages) a former name for Sotho3, Sotho4
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Noun1.Basuto - the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Basotho; an official language of Lesotho
Sotho - any of the mutually intelligible southern Bantu languages of the Sotho in Botswana and South Africa and Lesotho
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Rigel and Betelgeuse, with Sirius and Procyon, were known as Magakgala or Mahakala to the Basuto, Lobedu, Northern Sotho and Tswana.
Drawn from the Basuto tribe of southern Africa, their players were athletic and strong but not particularly skilful and so didn't win any of their 36 games.
Etymology: The species is named after Basuto, occurring in the state of Lesotho.
Carlson's former managing director for Asia Pacific, Jean-Marc Basuto, has been tapped for the Mexico City-based position of area vice president, Latin America.
The group is also interested in the highly-patterned blankets worn by the Basuto tribe, the patterned blankets worn as coats in Canada and the brightly coloured Chinese wedding blankets which were produced by the mill.
Paton 1955: 144) [A]nd it was Moshweshwe who made the remnants into a new nation, the Basuto.
Examples of specific topics include indigenous exchange practices in northern Russia, women's position in European Sami reindeer husbandry, Basuto culture and entrepreneurship in Lesotho, and traditional livestock production among Bedouin in the Negev Desert.
78) The improving qualities of the Bible were at times clearly more ceremonial than effective, however, as reported in the Christian Guardian: "the Basuto chiefs of South Africa visited England to stop the importation of liquor.