Basotho

noun
Ba·​so·​tho | \ bä-ˈsō-ˌtō How to pronounce Basotho (audio) , -ˈsü-ˌtü How to pronounce Basotho (audio) \
plural Basotho also Basothos

Definition of Basotho

: a Bantu-speaking people of Lesotho also : a member of this people

First Known Use of Basotho

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Basotho

Sotho, plural of Mosotho Basotho person, from mo-, class prefix + -sotho, perhaps alteration of motho human being

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“Basotho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Basotho. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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