Definition of Basotho

1. Noun. A member of a subgroup of people who inhabit Lesotho.

Group relationships: Basutoland, Kingdom Of Lesotho, Lesotho
Generic synonyms: African

Definition of Basotho

1. Noun. (plural of Mosotho) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basotho

Basil of Caesarea
Basil the Great
Basket Maker
Basle Nomina Anatomica
Basque Country
Basque Fatherland and Liberty
Basque Homeland and Freedom
Basque Shepherd Dog
Basque Shepherd Dogs

Literary usage of Basotho

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lesotho 2000: Public Perceptions and Perspectives by Stephen P. Rule, Ntsoaki Mapetla (2001)
"Apart from going to South Africa to work or find work, basotho people visit ... Since Lesotho is surrounded by South African territory and the basotho live ..."

2. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"Its members arc elected from a single roll for basotho and non-basotho British subjects and British protected persons. As a result of constitutional reforms ..."

3. Environmental Education, Ethics and Action in Southern Africa by Johan Hattingh, Human Sciences Research Council, Heila Lotz-sisitka, EEASA., EEASA (2002)
"Recognising how basotho were unable to defend their knowledge systems and culture on encounter with the colonists, higher-order reasoning becomes an ..."

4. Vocational Education and Training in Southern Africa: A Comparative Study by Salim Akoojee, Simon A. McGrath, Anthony Gewer (2005)
"Almost one-third of all basotho adults were estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2001. The International Labour Office (ILO) estimates that ..."

5. Migration in South and Southern Africa: Dynamics and Determinants by Pieter Kok (2006)
"In the same period many basotho were working on farms in the Orange Free State. ... The basotho mainly participated in labour migration to enable them to ..."

6. Prohibited Persons: "Prohibited Persons": Abuse of Undocumented Migrants by Human Rights Watch (Organization). (1998)
"In the 1980s, remittances from basotho laborers working in South ... Today, about 40 % of the basotho male labor force is employed in South Africa, ..."

7. Within the Realm of Possibilty: From Disadvantage to Development at the by Mokubung O Nkomo, Derrick Swartz, Botshabelo Maja (2007)
"... basotho. Since Venda obtained 'independence' in 1980, its campus, established the following year, was converted into the autonomous University of Venda. ..."

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