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Lesotho

Introduction: Lesotho

Description of Lesotho

Lesotho: A kingdom in southern Africa, an enclave lying within the republic of SOUTH AFRICA. Its capital is Maseru. It was mostly uninhabited before 1800. In the early 19th century it had many disputes with the Boers. First receiving British protection in 1843, it was annexed in 1868 and made part of Cape Colony in 1871. It became a British colony in 1884 and gained independence in 1966. Sotho is the name of the indigenous people, probably meaning black. The plural is Basotho which gave the former name Basutoland. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p664 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p304).
Source: MeSH 2007

Terms associated with Lesotho:

Terms Similar to Lesotho:

  • Basutoland

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Lesotho

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Lesotho

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