Lesotho

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Official Name
Kingdom of Lesotho. Formerly Basutoland
Population
1,863,000
National Languages
English, Southern Sotho
Literacy Rate
96% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Afrikaans
Deaf Population
1,998
Deaf Institutions
1
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Welmers 1971
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Lesotho is 5. All are living languages. Of these, 5 are institutional.