Definition of Basotho in English:

Basotho

plural noun

  • The South Sotho people collectively, living chiefly in Lesotho.

    Mosotho
    and → Basutoland
    • ‘As I've said before, politically this would only be possible if it was an issue driven by the Basotho themselves.’
    • ‘The united people eventually formed the Basotho nation.’
    • ‘What exactly are we doing, as Basotho and friends of Basotho, to make Lesotho beautiful?’
    • ‘Among the Basotho, it is customary for aristocrats to marry within the clan.’
    • ‘By welcoming refugees, he raised the Basotho from a small clan to a nation.’

Origin

From Sesotho, from ba- (prefix denoting a plural) + Sotho. Compare with Basutoland.

Pronunciation:

Basotho

/bəˈsōˌtō/