Sotho, Southern

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A language of Lesotho

Alternate Names
Sisutho, Souto, Suthu, Suto
Autonym
Sesotho
Population

2,110,000 (2004 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 13,874,000 (as L1: 5,974,000; as L2: 7,900,000).

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1993, Constitution, Article 3(1)).

Dialects

None known. Northern Sotho [nso] and Tswana [tsn] are inherently intelligible but have generally been considered separate languages.

Language Development
Newspapers. Periodicals. Radio. TV. Grammar. Bible: 1878–1989.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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