Southern Sotho

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Southern Sotho
Sesotho
Native toLesotho
South Africa
RegionSouthern Africa
Native speakers
6 024 000[1]
Latin
Official status
Official language in
 South Africa
Regulated byPan South African Language Board
Language codes
ISO 639-1st
ISO 639-2sot
ISO 639-3sot

Southern Sotho (Sesotho in Southern Sotho) is an African language mainly spoken by people living in Lesotho and the Free State Province of South Africa.

Southern Sotho is one of the eleven official languages of South Africa. It is spoken by almost 6,024,000 people, or 7% of South Africans at home (2011 census). Southern Sotho is part of the Sotho language family.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sotho, Southern". Ethnologue. Retrieved 25 April 2015.