Lesotho

geographical name
Le·​so·​tho | \lə-ˈsō-(ˌ)tō, -ˈsü-(ˌ)tü\
variants: or formerly Basutoland \ bə-​ˈsü-​tō-​ˌland \

Definition of Lesotho 

mountainous landlocked country in southern Africa surrounded by the Republic of South Africa; a constitutional monarchy within the Commonwealth of Nations; capital Maseru area 11,716 square miles (30,462 square kilometers), population 1,876,633

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