Definition of Lesotho in English:

Lesotho

Syllabification: Le·so·tho
Pronunciation: /ləˈso͞oto͞o
 
, ləˈsōdō
 
/
A landlocked mountainous country that forms an enclave in South Africa; population 2,130,800 (est. 2009); capital, Maseru; official languages, Sesotho and English.

The region was settled by the Sotho people in the 16th century and came under British rule (as Basutoland) in 1868. It became an independent kingdom within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1966, changing its name to Lesotho

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