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Lesotho

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Lesotho ləsōˈtō, officially Kingdom of Lesotho, kingdom (2015 est. pop. 2,175,000), 11,720 sq mi (30,355 sq km), S Africa. It is an enclave within the Republic of South Africa. Maseru is th...

Maseru

(Encyclopedia)Maseru măzˈəro͞o [key], city (1996 pop. 137,837), capital of the Kingdom of Lesotho, on the Caledon River, near the border with the Republic of South Africa. It is Lesotho's only sizable city and ...

Drakensberg Range

(Encyclopedia)Drakensberg Range dräˈkənzbûrg, Afrik. –bĕrkh [key], South Africa and Lesotho, extending 700 mi (1,127 km) NE–SW in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, and Free State. The Zulu name ...

Jonathan, Joseph Leabua

(Encyclopedia)Jonathan, Joseph Leabua jŏnˈəthən [key], 1914–87, prime minister of Lesotho (1965–86). He founded (1959) and led the Basutoland National party working for separate independence from Great Bri...

Moshoeshoe

(Encyclopedia)Moshoeshoe or Moshweshwe both: mōshwāˈshwā [key], c.1786–1870, Sotho king. A remarkable leader, he was a superior military tactician and was able to unite several small groups into the Sotho nat...

Orange River

(Encyclopedia)Orange River, chief river of S Africa, c.1,300 mi (2,090 km) long, rising in the Maluti Mts., N Lesotho. It flows SW through Lesotho, then meanders northwest and west through central South Africa, for...

Bonnke, Reinhard

(Encyclopedia)Bonnke, Reinhard, 1940–2019, German evangelist, b. Königsburg (now Kaliningrad, Russia). After studying at the Bible College of Wales (now the Trinity School of Ministry) he became a Pentecostal pr...

Western Province

(Encyclopedia)Western Province, province (1990 pop. 607,497), c.63,000 sq mi (163,170 sq km), W Zambia. The capital is Mongu. The area, covered mostly by savanna, is drained by the Zambezi River. Livestock and grai...

Eastern Cape

(Encyclopedia)Eastern Cape, province, 65,238 sq mi (168,966 sq km), S central South Africa, on the Indian Ocean. In 1994, under South Africa's post-apartheid constitu...

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