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[buh-soo-too, -toh] /bəˈsu tu, -toʊ/
noun, plural Basutos (especially collectively) Basuto.
Sotho (def 3). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • My advice is that you select as good a pair of Basuto ponies as you can obtain.

    A Dash from Diamond City George Manville Fenn
  • Jack put saddles on Basuto ponies; put bridles on Basuto ponies.

    A Dash from Diamond City George Manville Fenn
  • I do not want that, the Colony does not, and the Queen does not, and no Basuto either.

    General Gordon

    Seton Churchill
  • Soon the horses, most of which were small and of the Basuto breed, were ready to start.

    Swallow H. Rider Haggard
  • Basuto women often nurse their baby until it is eighteen months old.

    Basutoland Minnie Martin
  • Some of the quaint proverbs, doings, and sayings of the Basuto deserve mention.

    Basutoland Minnie Martin
  • Now the Christian schools of Basuto number thousands of pupils.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • The Basuto scouts were magnificent in the open, but in the cover they were again at fault.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • A Basuto appeared, and, awed by my appearance, went off in a hurry to see to the schimmel.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • I know that, for Kama was in the Basuto kraal when they returned, and heard their tale.

British Dictionary definitions for Basuto


noun (pl) -tos, -to
a former name for Sotho (sense 3), Sotho (sense 4)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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