Definition of Basuto

1. Noun. The dialect of Sotho spoken by the Basotho; an official language of Lesotho.

Exact synonyms: Sesotho
Generic synonyms: Sotho

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basuto

Bastedo's sign
Bastille Day
Bates number
Bates numbered
Bates numbering
Bates numberings
Bates numbers

Literary usage of Basuto

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1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1888)
"BRITISH basuto LAND is bounded by the Orange Free State, the Cape Colony, and Natal. It comprises the watershed of the Caledon river and the basin of the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The basuto acquired an unenviable notoriety as a race of bold cattle lifters ... At the same time, if the basuto were eager for cattle, the Boers were eager ..."

3. Leading Points in South African History, 1486 to March 30, 1900, Arranged by Edwin A. Pratt (1900)
"The basuto taste for Boer cattle was, however, only surpassed by the partiality of the Boers for basuto territory. ..."

4. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"... the basuto were cannibals, but it is supposed they originally became so from starvation rather than from choice. Our groom's father had been a cannibal, ..."

5. Fraser's Magazine by Thomas Carlyle (1882)
"During this short war the mass of the basuto nation were so far loyal to our rule as to pretend to assist us on commando. It is certain that some thousands ..."

6. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain), Joseph Jacobs, Alfred Trübner Nutt, Arthur Robinson Wright, William Crooke (1904)
"FOLKLORE OF THE basuto. BY MINNIE CARTWRIGHT (née MARTIN. ... IN olden days a certain portion of the basuto were cannibals, but it is supposed they ..."

7. Twelve Hundred Miles in a Waggon by Alice Blanche Balfour (1895)
"... Drift on the Caledon River—Maseru native dress—basuto Hills— Dongas — Absence ... basuto riches — Purchase of wives—Division of labour—Taxes—Return to ..."

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