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Meaning of "Lesotho" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LESOTHO

Lesotho  [lɪˈsuːtʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LESOTHO

noun
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lesotho is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LESOTHO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lesotho

Lesotho

Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 in size and has a population slightly over two million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Lesotho is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The name Lesotho translates roughly into the land of the people who speak Sotho. About 40% of the population lives below the international poverty line of US $1.25 a day.

Definition of Lesotho in the English dictionary

The definition of Lesotho in the dictionary is a kingdom in southern Africa, forming an enclave in the Republic of South Africa: annexed to British Cape Colony in 1871; made a protectorate in 1884; gained independence in 1966; a member of the Commonwealth. It is generally mountainous, with temperate grasslands throughout. Languages: Sesotho and English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: loti and South African rand. Capital: Maseru. Pop: 1 936 181. Area: 30 344 sq km Former name : Basutoland.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LESOTHO


Mosotho
mʊˈsuːtʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LESOTHO

Les Cayes
Les Six
lesbian
lesbianism
lesbic
lesbo
Lesbos
lese-majesty
lesion
lespedeza
less
less of
lessee
lesseeship
lessen
lessening
Lesseps

WORDS THAT END LIKE LESOTHO

altho
Basotho
Catho
Clotho
litho
metho
Mmabatho
Northern Sotho
photolitho
Sesotho
Sotho
Southern Sotho

Synonyms and antonyms of Lesotho in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Lesotho» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LESOTHO

Find out the translation of Lesotho to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Lesotho from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Lesotho» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

莱索托
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Lesotho
570 millions of speakers

English

Lesotho
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लेसोथो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ليسوتو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Лесото
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Lesotho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লেসোথো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Lesotho
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lesotho
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lesotho
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

レソト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

레소토
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lesotho
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Lesotho
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லெசோதோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेसोथो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Lesotho
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Lesoto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Lesoto
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Лесото
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Lesotho
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Λεσόθο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Lesotho
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Lesotho
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Lesotho
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Lesotho

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LESOTHO»

The term «Lesotho» is very widely used and occupies the 6.975 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LESOTHO» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Lesotho» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Lesotho» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Lesotho

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LESOTHO»

Discover the use of Lesotho in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Lesotho and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Families Divided: The Impact of Migrant Labour in Lesotho
This book examines the effects of migrant labour in a southern African labour reserve.
Colin Murray, 1981
2
South Africa Lesotho and Swaziland
In This Guide: Unique Green Index to help you make your travels ecofriendly Expanded itineraries take you from cape to coast or on the roads less travelled Color wildlife chapter written by a natural-history expert
James Bainbridge, 2010
3
The Anti-politics Machine: "development," Depoliticization, ...
The book is a case study of development in the Thaba-Tseka district of Lesotho during the period 1975 to 1984.
James Ferguson, 1990
4
Lesotho
Réseau ferroviaire; Routes; Frontières.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency, 1990
5
Soil Erosion and Reservoir Sedimentation in Lesotho
Soil erosion and soil conservation have long been major issues in a number of semi-arid areas in Africa, including Lesotho. The main arguments in debate on these problems in Lesotho have been based on only superficial specific information ...
Qalabane K. Chakela, 1981
6
Lesotho Highlands Water Project: Communication Practices for ...
Lesotho Highlands Water Project is part of the World Bank Working Paper series. These papers are published to communicate the results of the Bank's ongoing research and to stimulate public discussion.
Lawrence J. M. Haas, Leonardo Mazzei, Donal O'Leary, 2010
7
Lesotho: Development in a Challenging Environment : a Joint ...
High rates of poverty, while of considerable concern for Lesotho, are in part a function of the harsh environment that faces much of rural Lesotho. Similar rates of poverty exist in neighboring regions of South Africa. Recent poverty mapping for ...
Fareed M. A. Hassan, 2002
8
Historical Dictionary of Lesotho
Scott Rosenberg, Richard F. Weisfelder. proportional representation. Indeed, the ADC was alleged by the ABC to be a gambit of the LDC to create a party to confuse voters with initials, colors, and symbols similar to those of the ABC!
Scott Rosenberg, Richard F. Weisfelder, 2013
9
South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland
Minibus taxis run throughout the day to/from Maseru (M8, 30 minutes). They depart Maseru from the stand next to Sefika Mall/Shoprite. Morija Morija is a tiny town with a big history, and the site of the first European mission in Lesotho. It is easy ...
Kate Armstrong, 2006
10
Basali!: Stories by and About Women in Lesotho
These stories in 'Sesotho-ised' English reveal a way of life and a way of perceiving experience that is unique in African literature.
K. Limakatso Kendall, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LESOTHO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Lesotho is used in the context of the following news items.
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Top of the Vox: Lesotho crisis 101 | The Daily Vox
You may be aware that there's a political crisis going down in Lesotho (for international readers, that's the tiny country nestled within South ... «The Daily Vox, Jul 15»
2
Lesotho urges citizens working in S/Africa to obtain documents
Lesotho's Minister of Labour and Employment Advocate Thulo Mahlakeng has urged migrant workers particularly those working in the South ... «StarAfrica.com, Jul 15»
3
Large Turn-Out for Lesotho National Sensitization Seminar
"The Court has indeed become the voice of voiceless," said Lesotho's Minister for Law, Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights, Hon. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
4
Lesotho seeks design, supervision of Polihali Dam, studies of 1200 …
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) seeks design and supervision of Polihali Dam, economic studies and development ... «HydroWorld, Jul 15»
5
JSC frustrates Dingake's appointment to Lesotho Court
Mmegi is informed that the Lesotho Judicial Service Commission (JSC) had approached the Botswana JSC about the appointment of Dingake ... «Mmegi Online, Jul 15»
6
Car thieves caught trying to cross Lesotho border to appear in court
Two suspects who attempted to cross the border into Lesotho with an allegedly stolen vehicle would appear in court for formal bail application ... «The New Age Online, Jul 15»
7
Justice Phumaphi to preside over Lesotho crisis
FRANCISTOWN: Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo has appointed Justice Mpaphi Phumaphi as a presiding judge over the recent Lesotho ... «Mmegi Online, Jul 15»
8
'Soft landing' for disgraced judge Ramodibedi
Rumours are swirling in Lesotho that disgraced judge Michael Ramodibedi could be reinstated as the country's Court of Appeal president. «Mail & Guardian Online, Jul 15»
9
Shepherds abiding in the fields of Lesotho
Lesotho (MNN/AIM) — For a lot of people, roughing it means packing a house into a smaller house on wheels. There are the diehard campers, ... «Mission Network News, Jul 15»
10
Paragon enters purchase agreement for Lucara's Lesotho asset
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Aim-listed diamond development company Paragon Diamonds has entered into a legally binding ... «Creamer Media's Mining Weekly, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Lesotho [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lesotho>. Sep 2019 ».
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