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Basutoland

[buh-soo-too-land, -toh-]
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noun
  1. former name of Lesotho.
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Examples from the Web for basutoland

Historical Examples

  • Then I proceeded to take particular note of the capital of Basutoland.

    Through Veld and Forest

    Harry Collingwood

  • The administration of Basutoland is on a scale costing £30,000 per annum.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume II

    Demetrius Charles Boulger

  • I say to the chief and people, How can Basutoland belong to Basutos?

    General Gordon

    Seton Churchill

  • The climate of Basutoland is said to be the healthiest in South Africa.

    Basutoland

    Minnie Martin

  • The other two falls are in the Maluti Mountains, about the centre of Basutoland.

    Basutoland

    Minnie Martin


British Dictionary definitions for basutoland

Basutoland

noun
  1. the former name (until 1966) of Lesotho
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