Southern Sotho

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Southern Sotho
Native to Lesotho
South Africa
Region Southern Africa
Native speakers 6 024 000[1]  (date missing)
Language family
Writing system Latin
Official status
Official language in  South Africa
Regulated by Pan South African Language Board
Language codes
ISO 639-1 st
ISO 639-2 sot
ISO 639-3 sot

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.