noun (plural same or Sothos)
- 1A member of a group of peoples living chiefly in Botswana, Lesotho, and northern South Africa.More example sentences
- According to 1995 estimates, there were about 5.6 million people who identified themselves as southern or northern Sotho in South Africa.
- The Sothos' worship of Modimo is mingled with ancestor worship, and indeed ancestors play a significant part in most traditional black African faiths.
- About three-quarters of the clan groups are Nguni; the remainder are Sotho and Tsonga.
- 2The group of Bantu languages spoken by the Sotho.More example sentences
- Sesotho, or Southern Sotho, is spoken in Lesotho as well as in parts of South Africa.
- In the new South Africa, television broadcasts can be heard in the most prevalent languages: English, Sotho, Xhosa, Zulu, and Afrikaans.
- Teaching was often in Cape Dutch, the children spoke a variety of African languages, such as Tswana, Sotho, or Koranna, and the teachers often spoke German.
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- Relating to the Sotho or their languages.More example sentences
- The ancestors of the Sotho people entered the area south of the Limpopo River in several migrations.
- A feature of Sotho kinship was that a person was allowed to marry a cousin who was a member of the same clan.
- The Sotho tradition also includes praise poems and folk tales, one of the most prominent of which is a tale concerning a boy named Santkatana, who saves the world by killing a giant monster.
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