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a member of the Bantu people who inhabit Botswana, Lesotho, and northern South Africa and who speak the Sotho languages

any of the mutually intelligible southern Bantu languages of the Sotho in Botswana and South Africa and Lesotho

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North Sotho villagers traditionally kept an early-morning watch for the first dawn rising of Naka, their name for Canopus.
A communal perspective of the novel is enhanced through such a sustained expression of societal sanction by means of proverbs and other Sotho idiomatic expressions.
In Zulu, Sotho and Tswana traditions this was called "the darkening of the Sun", ukufiphala kwelanga and fifalo ya letsatsi respectively.
The issues relating to definite reference are considered relevant in Northern Sotho because definiteness as a grammatical category is viewed as the grammaticalisation of a semantic and pragmatic category of identifiability, which is available across languages (Lyons 1999).
I am currently apprenticing with a Northern Sotho healer in Johannesburg to learn southern African healing and traditional medicine.
5) Whereas the Zulu nation under Chaka grew by conquest, the Sotho nation under Moshoeshoe grew though the protection of the weak.
Ke Nako in Sotho means It is time and those words were reflecting the long awaited first tournament on the African soil.
4 percent are black, and the great majority belongs to the Northern Sotho ethnic group.
Lerato Matshikiza, 25, from Johannesburg said that she only sings the Xhosa, Zulu and English parts of the anthem, humming through the Sotho and Afrikaans lines.
Sediba' means fountain or wellspring in Sotho, which is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa.
In Ruttenburg's seeking an alternative model of understanding to the 'themed staging' of Levinasian philosophy, she used the term "synapse" (51) between the reader and character, and with Begging juxtaposing political/ criminal murder, testimony, German-South African observations, the history of the Sotho king Moshoeshoe as prefigure of Mandela, and sparring between husband-and-wife, Krog in intermittent discussion with an Australian academic says, "'How do I flee towards black, to use your term, if I have never cared to know what that means.
Known for her portraits of leading cultural and political figures, Larrabee took the striking photographs of South African tribes during her travels through the communities of the Ndebele, San, Northern Sotho, Zulu, Swazi, Basotho and Xhosa.
Kholobedu cannot be a language on its own just as Northern Sotho should not be a language on its own.