Pronunciation: (sOO'tOO, sō'tō), [key]
—pl. -thos, (esp. collectively) -tho for 3.
1. a group of closely related Bantu languages spoken in Lesotho and South Africa.
2. any of the Sotho languages, esp. Sesotho.
3. Also called Basuto. a member of any of a cluster of linguistically and culturally related Bantu-speaking peoples of southern Africa, including the Tswana.
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