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
After the Sotho people. (Wiktionary)