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- See Lesotho.
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- proper n. Lesotho.
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- n. a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
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He examined Red Triangle work among the indigenous peoples in Basutoland and among the Bantus.
Basutoland, which is situated just behind the frowning wall of the
East, but that he had for some time past been living in Basutoland, which is situated just behind the frowning wall of the Drakensberg, to the southwest of where they were speaking, and not twenty miles distant.
Kafir tribes from the north-east were chased southward into the mountain country now called Basutoland, most of which had been previously inhabited only by Bushmen, and here the Basuto kingdom was built up out of fugitive clans, by the famous chief Moshesh, between 1820 and 1840.
In 1937 Lord Wemyss was appointed Assistant District Commissioner in Basutoland.
The book's author had lived for years in Basutoland and the settings, lives and rituals are presumably authentic.
Lepotane, son of the chief of a remote village in Basutoland, becomes innocently involved in a ritual murder which goes awry.
Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho upon independence from the UK in 1966.
Lesothoconventional long form: Kingdom of Lesotho conventional short form: Lesotho local long form: Kingdom of Lesotho local short form: Lesotho former: Basutoland
Background: Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho upon independence from the UK in 1966.
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