Definition of Basotho in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈsōˌtō/

noun (plural same or Basothos)

A member of the Sotho people of southern Africa, especially Lesotho.
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.

Words that rhyme with Basotho

Hutu, Lesotho, Mobutu, Sotho, tutu

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Syllabification: Ba·so·tho

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