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Sotho may refer to:

  • The Sotho people (or Basotho), an African ethnic group principally resident in South Africa and Lesotho.
  • The Sotho language (Sesotho or Southern Sotho), a Bantu Language spoken in southern Africa, an official language of both South Africa and Lesotho.
  • The Northern Sotho language (or Sesotho sa Leboa), a group of related Bantu dialects classed together as an official language of South Africa.
  • The Sotho (S 30, or Sotho-Tswana) language group, a linguistic classification which groups together the related languages Sotho, Northern Sotho, Tswana, and Lozi.
  • The Sotho-Tswana people, a group of southern African ethnic groups with a common history, speakers of languages in the Sotho group.
  • Lesotho, a country in southern Africa entirely surrounded by South Africa.

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Sotho

  1. a certain Bantu language spoken in South Africa and Lesotho; another name for Sesotho.
  2. a group of closely related Bantu languages spoken in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, and Zambia.
  3. a person who speaks Sesotho or (rarely) a person who speaks any language from this group of Bantu languages.

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