Southern Sotho is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is spoken by about 5 million people in Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Zambia.
The first written form of Sesotho was devised by Thomas Arbousset, Eugene Casalis and Constant Gosselin, French missionaries of the Paris Evangelical Mission who arrived in Lesotho in 1833. The first grammar book, Etudes sur la Langue Sechuana by Casalis, was published in 1841.
Batho bohle ba tswetswe ba lokolohile mme ba lekana ka botho le ditokelo. Ba tswetswe le monahano le letswalo mme ba tlamehile ho phedisana le ba bang ka moya wa boena.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
An introduction to the Southern Sotho language
On Sesotho - a blog about Southern Sotho (in English and Southern Sotho)
Wikipedia in Southern Sotho
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