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  South Africa - Sotho
Sotho villages were also organized into age-sets, or groups of men or women who were close in age.
Sotho patrilineages were usually endogamous--i.e., the preferred marriage partner would be a person related through patrilineal descent ties.
The Northern Sotho homeland of Lebowa was declared a "self-governing" (not independent) territory in 1972, with a population of almost 2 million.
countrystudies.us /south-africa/47.htm   (1676 words)

 Northern Sotho language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Northern Sotho, or "Sesotho sa Leboa", is one of the official languages of South Africa, and is spoken by 4,208,980 people (2001 Census Data), mostly in the provinces of Gauteng, Limpopo Province and Mpumalanga.
The Northern Sotho language has historically been largely based on the dialect Sepedi.
Northern Sotho is one of the so-called Bantu languages, belonging to the Niger-Congo language family.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northern_Sotho_language   (145 words)

 BBC - Clubbing and gigs in Bristol - Sotho Sounds had everyone dancing
Sotho Sounds are seven young guys from the landlocked Kingdom of Lesotho in Southern Africa.
What isn't customary is forming a group and Sotho Sounds have brought together their individualism, their instruments and astonishing vocal range to create and perform their own material.
While Sotho Sounds have enjoyed improvising on drum kits and keyboards, the Speedwell music students have gained confidence from working with such keen performers and channelling their energies through dance.
www.bbc.co.uk /bristol/content/clubs/2003/07/sotho_sounds/southo.shtml   (993 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Sotho
Sotho, one of the most important cultural-linguistic groups in southern Africa, of whom the Batswana are a major division.
The Ngwane-Hlubi wars also drove loosely organized Sotho communities north into the fertile, mountainous lands between the Orange and Mohokare...
Southward-migrating Bantu peoples invaded the area that is now Zambia over a period of several centuries.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Sotho.html   (93 words)

 On Sesotho: March 2004
Many parents feel that they are doing the best for their children by insisting that they speak English all the time, but bonds and a sense of belonging are formed through the cultural links of folk tales.
The Nguni and Sotho languages are rich in metaphor and symbolism and children will benefit from understanding concepts in their home language.
Sesotho, or Southern Sotho, is spoken in Lesotho, the Free State and southern Gauteng.
sesotho.blogspot.com /2004_03_01_sesotho_archive.html   (1477 words)

In the early 1800's the Sotho were still moving slowly south and had reached to the area of modern Swaziland and almost to the Orange River on both sides of the Vaal, where the San still lived.
The Tloka Sotho of MaNthatisi, led by her son Sekonyela, left a path of destruction as they attacked other Sotho groups, marching from Natal to Lesotho and on to the northwest of Botswana.
All the Sotho and Tswana languages are inherently intelligible, but for political and historical reasons, they have generally been considered as three languages.
cesa.imb.org /peoplegroups/tswana.htm   (1367 words)

 Sotho Culture and History - Pedi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As the focus of power and authority in the state, she is considered a sacred being, with the very basis of her power resting, not on military might, but on her ability to make rain.
The many chiefdoms constituting the South Sotho were brought together under a single political umbrella during the reign of Moshoeshoe I in the 1830s, largely in response to the displacements occasioned by the mfecane.
The close ties that some of the Sotho groups had established with various Bushmen groups led to the incorporation of many click sounds in their languages, distinguishing them from the North Sotho.
about-south-africa.com /html/sotho.html   (651 words)

 AllRefer.com - South Africa - Ndebele - Sotho | South African Information Resource
The diverse Sotho population includes the Northern Sotho (Pe di), the Southern Sotho, and the Tswana (BaTswana), each of which is itself a heterogeneous grouping.
Unlike the Nguni, Sotho homesteads were grouped together into villages, with economic responsibilities generally shared amon g village residents.
This village organization may have enabled the Sotho villagers to defend themselves more effectively than they could have with dispersed households, and it probably facilitated control over ward leaders and subjects by t he chief and his family.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/south-africa/south-africa52.html   (1103 words)

 Lesotho -> History on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
San (Bushmen), who were the region's earliest known inhabitants, were supplanted several centuries prior to colonization by various Bantu-speaking peoples, including those that came to be the Sotho and the Zulu.
The Sotho are made up of remnants of ethnic groups that were scattered during the disturbances accompanying the rise of the Zulu (1816-30).
Provisions were made for the eventual incorporation of the territory into the union, but Sotho opposition, especially after the rise of the Nationalist party with its apartheid policy, prevented annexation.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/lesotho_history.asp   (1138 words)

 RSA-Overseas - The Expat Portal: The People of RSA
The Sotho: Eight million Sotho speakers can be divided broadly into the North Sotho, the South Sotho and the Tswana.
The North Sotho are based in the Northern Province, and groups include the Pedi, Pulana, Pai, Kutswe, amongst others.
The South Sotho live in the kingdom of Lethoto and the Free State.
www.rsa-overseas.com /tutorial/people.htm   (1245 words)

 Tafelberg Publishers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Therefore the place of departure for the entries which were taken from elementary reading lessons, are based on the practical orthography of Northern Sotho.
The objective with this approach is an endeavour to facilitate (if possible) translation to and from the two languages.
Sesotho sa Leboa (Northern Sotho, or literally, "Sotho of the North") is mostly spoken in the North-Eastern parts of South Africa, generally North-East of Pretoria, in parts of Gauteng, Northern Province and Mpumalanga.
www.nb.co.za /Pharos/phCatalogueDisplay.asp?iItem=30   (244 words)

 Sesotho Web : Sesotho in South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Since the arrival of Sotho peoples in Southern Africa they've settled in many parts that is now part of the Republic of South Africa.
Through this process the three Sotho languages were established and promoted individually by the separate language boards.
Sesotho is mainly used on SABC 2 a channel part of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's television section.
www.sesotho.web.za /afrikaborwa.htm   (447 words)

 Mogwana Dance Troupe
There are four major groupings into which present-day Bantu-speaking populations are divided, Nguni, Sotho, Tsonga and Venda, can be squarely located in four major geographical and ecological regions.
The Sotho and Venda are associated with western central plateau and lowveld, and the Nguni and Tsonga with the eastern area between the Drakensberg escarpment and the Indian Ocean.
In grammar it is related to Shona of Zimbabwe but its vocabulary is strongly influenced by Sotho, relecting the Shona domination of the original Sotho stratum.
www.geocities.com /mogwana_artistes/culture.html   (492 words)

 African Languages - Sesotho sa Leboa (Northern Sotho)
Sesotho sa Leboa (Northern Sotho, or literally, "Sotho of the North") is mostly spoken in the North-Eastern parts of South Africa, generally North-East of Tshwane (Pretoria), in parts of Gauteng, Northern Province and Mpumalanga (see map).
Generally, noun stems can never be used on their own in Northern Sotho: they must be used in their full form, that is, they must be prefixed by a valid prefix.
If you are learning Northern Sotho, you might find this noun class reference chart handy (note: this is for reference/study purposes, but it assumes you have already studied the grammar).
africanlanguages.com /northern_sotho   (1782 words)

 World Report 356 -- December 2000, 356/07   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The new translation comes almost a century after the first Northern Sotho Bible was published, in 1904, and nearly 50 years after a revised version was published in 1951.
It was made necessary by the development of the Northern Sotho language and the progress in biblical science and linguistics.
The translation team, which was based at the University of the North, consisted of Father M Teffo, the Rev J M Ramoba and the project co-ordinator and exegete, the Rev J M Louw.
www.biblesociety.org /wr_356/356_07.htm   (344 words)

 Search Results for Sotho - Encyclopædia Britannica
The Sotho speak Sotho, a Bantu language of the Niger-Congo language family; they were originally united by a common loyalty to the royal house of Mshweshwe (Moshoeshoe), of the Moketeli branch of the...
The majority of Sotho profess Christianity and are Roman Catholics, Lesotho Evangelicals, Presbyterians, or Anglicans.
Eleven languages (Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, North Sotho, South Sotho, Swazi [Swati], Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu) hold official status under the 1993 constitution, and a further 11...
www.britannica.com /search?query=Sotho&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (442 words)

This course is intended for beginners in the language, and may therefore exclude students who have matriculated in one of the Sotho languages.
Even where a student has not matriculated in Sotho, but is fluent in that language or one of its sister languages, he is not permitted to register for the Intensive course without the permission of the Head of the Section.
This is even more the case in societies such as that of the Sotho people, where there is a large rural, relatively non-technological society, as well as a large urban, relatively technological society.
web.uct.ac.za /depts/afrlang/sothoint.htm   (465 words)

 On Sesotho   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Southern Sotho, Tswana and Northern Sotho-speaking people came into contact with the Cape Dutch (Afrikaans) Voortrekkers during the 19th century in the Free State and the erstwhile Transvaal.
It was in the rural areas that language influence was initially most prevalent and hence naturally words relating to rural artifacts and a rural way of life were adopted and in most cases adapted to the language system of the borrower.
The 's' of 'stoel' is perceived as being the prefix isi- in the Nguni languages and prefix se- in the Sotho languages and the root then is –tulo.
sesotho.blogspot.com   (4397 words)

The Sotho are predominantly farmers, living in small village groups.
They speak a variety of closely related languages belonging to the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo family.
With English, Sotho is the official language of Lesotho.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0032224.html   (139 words)

Never mind that the then government of Lesotho may have been thumping its nose at the big, bad Apartheid regime and trying to get closer to the Eastern block, the move was good, and it set off a world-wide avalanche of honorary degrees for the famous prisoner.
“Sotho” has moved to this address after a harrowing experience with PHP and database problems.
I have the daunting task of transferring old Sotho posts to this new home (Yes, I’d saved the database beforehand); I just don’t wanna lose a few years of blogging.
sotho.blogsome.com   (2313 words)

 The Sotho Virtual Resource Network: Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Sotho Virtual Resource Network is a project aimed at documenting the history, culture and heritage of the Sotho people.
It also aims to serve as a platform where sensitive issues can be discussed and debated by all parties concerned.
Sotho people and those interested in Sotho are found world over, and not just in Southern Africa.
www.nalane.net /Sotho/sotho/profile.htm   (130 words)

 Sesotho Web : General Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sesotho, or Southern Sotho, is part of the Sotho language subgroup within the South - Eastern group of the Ntu (Bantu) language family.
Other languages in the Sotho subgroup include Setswana (also known as Tswana or Western Sotho) and Sesotho sa Leboa (also known as Northern Sotho or by the dialect name Sepedi).
The language is spoken in the Kingdom of Lesotho as well as throughout the Republic of South Africa.
www.sesotho.web.za /nalane.htm   (294 words)

 entertainment.iafrica.com | television | news BBC series translated into Sotho
A major problem that Hyacinth has in her quest to be thought of as occupying a similar social standing to the queen, is that she has a sister and brother-in-law who live in squalour.
The Sotho version — entitled "Mponeng" (roughly translated as "look at me") - uses the original plot lines from the UK series and about sixty percent of the script is fairly direct translation.
Her sister and brother-in-law are still back in the township so they pose a similar threat to her journey up in the world.
entertainment.iafrica.com /tv/news/404911.htm   (642 words)

 South Africa - Ndebele   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Ndebele language, isiNdebele, is classified among the Nguni languages, although Sotho influences are strong enough in some areas that isiNdebele is sometimes also classified as a variant of seSotho.
Most Ndebele trace their ancestry to the area that became Natal Province, later KwaZulu-Natal.
At that time, in addition to the estimated 800,000 Ndebele people in South Africa, nearly 1.7 million Ndebele lived in Zimbabwe, where they constituted about one-sixth of the population and were known as Matabele; about 300,000 lived in Botswana.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-12115.html   (959 words)

 Sotho/ Tswana Language Page - Handbook of African Language Resources (ASC)(MSU)
Northern Sotho (S32), also known as Pedi or Transvaal Sotho, is spoken in northeastern South Africa (Transvaal).
Southern Sotho (also known as Sotho proper), spoken farther to the south, is the predominant language of Lesotho.
Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, and (Se-)Tswana are three separate languages.
www.isp.msu.edu /AfrLang/Sotho_root.html   (183 words)

 Tswana | Sotho Tribe | South Africa...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The ancestors of the Sotho people entered the area to the south of the Limpopo River in several separate migrations.
In the course of time, they were dispersed over the vast interior plateau between the eastern escarpment and the arid western regions to form four subgroups - the Tswana, North Sotho, South Sotho and East Sotho.
Those who settled in the western regions preferred to be called Batswana (Tswana) while those living in the southern regions called themselves Basotho.
www.detour.co.za /africa_tswana.html   (1688 words)

 Sotho Dictionary, Sotho Fonts, Sotho OCR, Sotho Reference, Sotho Software - Mac, Sotho Software - Windows, Sotho System,
Sotho, more correctly called Sesotbo, is one of the major languages of southern Africa.
Sotho proper refers to Southern Sotho, spoken by about 2 million people in Lesotho and another 3 million in the surrounding areas of South Africa.
In its broader sense it includes Northern Sotbo, or Pedi, spoken in northern Transvaal, South Africa, and Western Sotbo, generally referred to as Tswana.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/Sotho.htm?CalledFrom=210049   (207 words)

 Barotseland (Zambia)
The letter O in Sesotho is pronounced much like a U - the missionaries who originally wrote down the South Sotho language were French, and this has influenced subsequent spelling in all three Sotho languages - South Sotho, North Sotho and Tswana.
But in Sotho, there is a distinction between the short OO sound of O and the
Firstly, in Sotho orthography, the ethnic name is not given a capital letter following a prefix (in isiNguni, the ethnic name is always capped [as in KwaZulu, or amaXhosa], but the prefix often is not).
www.hampshireflag.co.uk /world-flags/allflags/zm_ba.html   (1524 words)

 Sotho Translation Service - English to Sotho Translators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We realise that you still want high quality Sotho translation done on time and at a reasonable price.
Professional translators whose native language is Sotho perform our English to Sotho translation.
Professional translators whose native language is English and have fluent Sotho perform our Sotho to English translation.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/sotho_translation.shtml   (265 words)

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