Definición de Sotho en inglés:


Saltos de línea: Sotho
Pronunciación: /ˈsuːtuː

sustantivo (plural igual or Sothos)

1A member of a group of peoples living chiefly in Botswana, Lesotho, and northern South Africa.
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  • 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.
2 [mass noun] The group of Bantu languages spoken by the Sotho peoples, of which the most important are Sepedi (also called North Sotho) and Sesotho (also called South Sotho). The term Western Sotho is sometimes used of the related language Setswana.
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  • 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 peoples or their languages.
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  • 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.


the stem of Basotho and Sesotho.

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