Sotho

noun
So·tho | \ ˈsō-(ˌ)tō \
plural Sotho or Sothos

Definition of Sotho 

1a : any one of the Sotho languages and especially Sesotho

b : a group of closely related Bantu languages of Lesotho, Botswana, and northern South Africa

2 : a member of a group of southern African peoples whose language is Sotho

First Known Use of Sotho

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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