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Le·so·tho(lə-sō′tō, -so͞o′to͞o) Formerly Ba·su·to·land (bə-so͞o′tō-lănd′)
A country of southern Africa forming an enclave within east-central South Africa. Inhabited originally by the San and later by a variety of Sotho-speaking peoples, the area became a British protectorate in 1868 and achieved its independence in 1966. Maseru is the capital.
(Placename) a kingdom in southern Africa, forming an enclave in the Republic of South Africa: annexed to British Cape Colony in 1871; made a protectorate in 1884; gained independence in 1966; a member of the Commonwealth. It is generally mountainous, with temperate grasslands throughout. Languages: Sesotho and English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: loti and South African rand. Capital: Maseru. Pop: 1 936 181 (2013 est). Area: 30 344 sq km (11 716 sq miles). Former name (1884–1966): Basutoland
Le•so•tho(ləˈsu tu, -ˈsoʊ toʊ)
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|Noun||1.||Lesotho - a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966|
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Basotho - a member of a subgroup of people who inhabit Lesotho
Sotho - a member of the Bantu people who inhabit Botswana, Lesotho, and northern South Africa and who speak the Sotho languages