- a group of closely related Bantu languages spoken in Lesotho and South Africa.
- any of the Sotho languages, especially Sesotho.
- Also called Basuto. a member of any of a cluster of linguistically and culturally related Bantu-speaking peoples of southern Africa, including the Tswana.
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- plural -tho or -thos a member of a large grouping of Negroid peoples of southern Africa, living chiefly in Botswana, South Africa, and Lesotho
- the group of mutually intelligible languages of this people, including Lesotho, Tswana, and Pedi. It belongs to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family
- plural -tho or -thos Southern African a member of the Basotho people; a Mosotho
- Southern African the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Basotho; Sesotho. It is an official language of Lesotho along with English
Former name (for senses 3, 4): Basuto
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