Pronunciation: (lu-sOO'tOO, -sō'tō), [key]
a monarchy in S Africa: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 1,200,000; 11,716 sq. mi. (30,344 sq. km). Cap.: Maseru. Formerly, Basutoland.
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