What does Lesotho mean?

Definitions for Lesotho
ləˈsu tu, -ˈsoʊ toʊlesotho

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho, Basutolandnoun

    a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966


  1. Lesothonoun

    A country in Southern Africa. Official name: Kingdom of Lesotho.

  2. Etymology: After the Sotho people.


  1. Lesotho

    Lesotho ( (listen) lə-SOO-too), officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a country landlocked as an enclave in South Africa. It is situated in the Maloti Mountains and contains the highest mountains in Southern Africa. It has an area of over 30,000 km2 (11,600 sq mi) and has a population of about 2 million. It was previously the British Crown colony of Basutoland, which declared independence from the United Kingdom on 4 October 1966. It is a fully sovereign state and is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Union, and the Southern African Development Community. The name Lesotho roughly translates to "land of the Sotho".


  1. lesotho

    Lesotho is a small, land-locked country located within the borders of South Africa. It is known as the Kingdom of Lesotho, being a constitutional monarchy led by a king. Despite its small size, Lesotho is notable for its mountainous topography and is the only country in the world to have all its land lying 1,400 meters above sea level. Its economy mainly depends on agriculture, livestock, and heavy reliance on remittances from workers in South Africa. The official languages are Sesotho and English.


  1. Lesotho

    Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country and enclave, completely surrounded by its only neighbouring country, South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km² in size and has a population slightly over two million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Lesotho is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The name Lesotho translates roughly into the land of the people who speak Sesotho. About 40% of the population live below the international poverty line of US $1.25 a day.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Lesotho

    A kingdom in southern Africa, within the republic of SOUTH AFRICA. Its capital is Maseru.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lesotho in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lesotho in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Lesotho in a Sentence

  1. Gerald Bourke:

    In those German speaking countries, 120,000 people downloaded the app and we raised $850,000, thanks to that we were able to provide 1.7 million school meal to children in Lesotho.

  2. Phionah Atuhebwe:

    The 15 countries are Algeria, Botswana, DRC, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco.

  3. Khoabane Theko:

    There's no way that Lesotho can sustain its current retrogressive laws, it's only a matter of time before we get to where we're supposed to be.

  4. Deputy President Ramaphosa:

    Lesotho should begin the process of reforms, at a constitutional level as well as at a security level, to ensure we do not have a similar situation in the future.

  5. Kuena Thabane:

    A woman in Lesotho is not discriminated against -- she simply doesn't exist.

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