Definition of Basotho in English:


plural nounMosotho

  • The South Sotho people collectively, living chiefly in Lesotho.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘As I've said before, politically this would only be possible if it was an issue driven by the Basotho themselves.’
    • ‘Among the Basotho, it is customary for aristocrats to marry within the clan.’



/bəˈsōˌtō/ /bəˈsoʊˌtoʊ/


The name in Sesotho.