Small, landlocked African kingdom; formerly called Basutoland. Capital Maseru. The people of Lesotho are known as Basotho (sing. and pl.).

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  • LESOTHO — Le Basutoland, protectorat britannique, est devenu le 4 octobre 1966 l’État indépendant du Lesotho (le pays des Sotho) dont la capitale est Maseru. Il appartient à la catégorie de ces nombreux micro États, issus de la décolonisation, qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lesotho — [le so͞o′to͞o, le sō′tō] country in SE Africa, surrounded by South Africa: formerly the British protectorate of Basutoland, it became an independent member of the Commonwealth in 1966: 11,720 sq mi (30,355 sq km); pop. 1,578,000; cap. Maseru …   English World dictionary

  • Lesotho — Kingdom of Lesotho Muso oa Lesotho …   Wikipedia

  • Lesotho — /leuh sooh tooh, soh toh/, n. a monarchy in S Africa: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 2,007,814; 11,716 sq. mi. (30,344 sq. km). Cap.: Maseru. Formerly, Basutoland. * * * Lesotho… …   Universalium

  • Lesotho — Muso oa Lesotho (Sesotho) Kingdom of Lesotho (Englisch) Königreich Lesotho …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lesotho — Muso oa Lesotho (st) Kingdom of Lesotho (en) Royaume du Lesotho …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lesotho — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Lesotho <p></p> Background: <p></p> Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho upon independence from the UK in 1966. The Basuto National Party ruled the country… …   The World Factbook

  • Lesotho — Le|so|tho; s: Staat in Afrika. * * * Lesotho,     Kurzinformation:   Fläche: 30 355 km2   Einwohner: (2000) 2,3 Mio.   Hauptstadt: Maseru   Amtssprachen: Sotho und Englis …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Lesotho — El Reino de Lesotho o Lesoto (Muso oa Lesotho) es un país del sur de África, rodeado enteramente por la República de Sudáfrica. Anteriormente conocido bajo el nombre de Basutolandia, es un miembro de la Commonwealth. El nombre del país puede… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lesotho — noun a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966 • Syn: ↑Kingdom of Lesotho, ↑Basutoland • Instance Hypernyms: ↑African country, ↑African nation • Part Holonyms: ↑Africa …   Useful english dictionary

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