Sesotho (Southern Sotho)

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6 million

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Official language

Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Interesting Fact

Except for a bit of lexical variation between speakers from different regions, there aren't discernible dialects of Sotho.


Sotho is a Bantu language together with other African languages such as Tswana, Kinyarwanda, Swahili and Lingala to name but a few.

It is one of 11 official languages and the 7th most spoken language in South Africa. It is also spoken as a national language in Lesotho.

Sotho actually is a tribal name, which, with the prefix for language (“se-“), becomes Sesotho, and with the prefix for land (“le”) becomes Lesotho.

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