A country of southern Africa forming an enclave within east-central South Africa. Inhabited originally by the San and later by a variety of Sotho-speaking peoples, the area became a British protectorate in 1868 and achieved its independence in 1966. Maseru is the capital.
(place) 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); cap. Maseru.
Lesotho Sentence Examples
Basutoland, or Lesuto (Lesotho) as the natives call it, forms the south-eastern edge of the interior tableland of South Africa, and has a rugged and broken surface with a mean elevation of 6000 ft.
In rural areas of Lesotho the chances of a child with Down's Syndrome reaching late adolescence are slight.
Pluralism in print media When Lesotho attained independence in 1966 the setting was complete.
But in Lesotho, a kilowatt of electricity and additional hot water could transform lives now marooned by poverty, team members said.