Definition of Basotho in English:


Syllabification: Ba·so·tho
Pronunciation: /bəˈsōˌtō

noun (plural same or Basothos)

  • A member of the Sotho people of southern Africa, especially Lesotho.
    More example sentences
    • What exactly are we doing, as Basotho and friends of Basotho, to make Lesotho beautiful?
    • The united people eventually formed the Basotho nation.
    • By welcoming refugees, he raised the Basotho from a small clan to a nation.


from Sesotho, from ba- (prefix denoting a plural) + Sotho. Compare with Basutoland.

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