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former name of Lesotho.
Historical Examples

I say to the chief and people, How can Basutoland belong to Basutos?
General Gordon Seton Churchill

The administration of Basutoland is on a scale costing £30,000 per annum.
The Life of Gordon, Volume II Demetrius Charles Boulger

Europeans cannot travel in Basutoland without permission from the ruler or some high native officer.
Seven Legs Across the Seas Samuel Murray

The climate of Basutoland is said to be the healthiest in South Africa.
Basutoland Minnie Martin

Order is maintained by a small force of semi-military police recruited in Basutoland and officered by Europeans.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4 Various

What is applicable in Basutoland is applicable all over South Africa.
South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 8 (of 8) Various

I went to the district of Rouxville, where I occupied a farm situated on the Basutoland border.
In the Shadow of Death P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald

“Half Basutoland seems to be here,” Lonsdale whispered to Michael.
Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie

There are reefs here and there through the western part of Basutoland which certainly indicate gold, and they, too, are guarded.
Basutoland Minnie Martin

Basutoland has an area of about 11,716 sq. miles, much of it covered with grass, and there is but little wood.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

the former name (until 1966) of Lesotho


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