from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly Ba·su·to·land (bə-so͞oˈtō-lăndˌ)Lesotho A country of southern Africa forming an enclave within east-central South Africa. Inhabited originally by the San and later by a variety of Sotho-speaking peoples, the area became a British protectorate in 1868 and achieved its independence in 1966. Maseru is the capital. Population: 2,130,000.
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- proper n. A country in Southern Africa. Official name: Kingdom of Lesotho.
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- n. a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
Often when I was visiting Lesotho, she would cook me dinner, and once she presented me with a gift, a cloth bag her mother had sewn for me with an image of a hut and the word Lesotho screen-printed in blue ink on one side.
Chapter 1: Maleshoane 1. The name Lesotho means “place of the people who speak Sotho.”
James Ferguson – The Anti-Politics Machine: Development, Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho (a book not nearly as narrow in scope as the title suggests)
"No Ordinary Scientist" Mail & Guardian online, Aug. 13 1008. this article tells Nyokong's story, from growing up in Lesotho as a shepherd, to eventually choosing to pursue a career in chemistry, and her recent successes and awards.
This year, funds raised by the 2007 Menu for Hope campaign will be earmarked for a school food program in Lesotho, a tiny country entirely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa, where one out of twelve kids die before the age of five and 56% of the population live on less than $2 per day.
Co-founded Touching Tiny Lives Foundation, a non-profit supporting a program for kids affected by HIV/AIDS in Lesotho, South Africa.
All of your money goes towards bringing a nutritious school lunch to children in Lesotho, Africa.
Not such a rare thing, but it's interesting to see it documented by Paul, a blogger/aid worker in Lesotho:
Stories by and about Women in Lesotho (Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press, 1995).
Switching gears here a little bit, want to tell you about a priceless gem in the South African nation of Lesotho, that was bought by a diamond dealer there; $12 million stone called the Lesotho Promise.
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