Sotho leid

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Native taeLesotho, Sooth Africae
Native speakers
5.6 million (2001–2011)[1]
7.9 million L2 speakers in Sooth Africae (2002)[2]
Laitin (Sotho alphabet)
Sotho Braille
Signed Sotho
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Sooth Africae
Regulatit biPan Sooth African Leid Buird
Leid codes
ISO 639-1st
ISO 639-2sot
ISO 639-3sot
Linguasphere99-AUT-ee incl. varieties 99-AUT-eea to 99-AUT-eee

The Sotho leid, Sesotho (an aa kent as Soothren Sotho, or Soothren Sesotho[5]) is a Soothren Bantu leid o the Sotho-Tswana (S.30) group, spoken primarily in Sooth Africae, whaur it is ane o the 11 offeecial leids, an in Lesotho, whaur it is the naitional leid.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Sotho at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Webb, Vic. 2002. "Language in South Africa: the role of language in national transformation, reconstruction and development." Impact: Studies in language and society, 14:78
  3. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Soothren Sotho". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
  4. Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  5. ,Heestorically an aa Suto, or Suthu, Souto, Sisutho, Sutu, or Sesutu, accordin to the pronunciation o the name.