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[eng] 500,000 in Lesotho (Crystal 2003a), L2 users. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1993, Constitution, Article 7(2)). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Phuthi
[ssw] Mohale’s Hoek, Qacha’s Nek, Quthing, and Thaba-Tseka districts. 43,000 (2002). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Sephuthi. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Nguni (S.43). Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Sotho, Southern
[sot] 2,110,000 (2004 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 13,874,520 (as L1: 5,974,520; as L2: 7,900,000). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1993, Constitution, Article 3(1)). Alternate Names: Sisutho, Souto, Suthu, Suto. Autonym: Sesotho. Dialects: None known. Northern Sotho [nso] and Setswana [tsn] are inherently intelligible but have generally been considered separate languages. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Sotho-Tswana (S.33). Comments: Christian, traditional religion.

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Xhosa
[xho] Qacha’s Nek district: villages near Sinxondo, Tele Valley, and Tosing in Sebapala valley central mountains and inland; Quthing district: south of Quthing city. 10,000 (2004 J. Leclerc). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Isixhosa. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Nguni (S.41).

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Zulu
[zul] Butha-Buthe and Leribe districts: Caledonspoort border post on north border. 51,000 (2004 J. Leclerc). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Isizulu. Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Nguni (S.42).

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