Sotho leid

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Sotho
Sesotho
Pronunciation [sɪ̀sʊ́tʰʊ̀]
Spoken natively in Lesotho, Sooth Africae
Ethnicity Basotho
Native speakers 5.6 million  (2001–2011)[1]
7.9 million L2 speakers in Sooth Africae (2002)[2]
Leid faimlie
Writin seestem Laitin (Sotho alphabet)
Sotho Braille
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in Lesotho
Sooth Africae
Zimbabwe
Regulatit by Pan Sooth African Leid Buird
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 st
ISO 639-2 sot
ISO 639-3 sot
Linguasphere 99-AUT-ee incl. varieties 99-AUT-eea to 99-AUT-eee
Guthrie code S.33[3]

The Sotho leid, Sesotho (an aa kent as Soothren Sotho, or Soothren Sesotho[4]) 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. Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ,Heestorically an aa Suto, or Suthu, Souto, Sisutho, Sutu, or Sesutu, accordin to the pronunciation o the name.