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Sotho is the official language in Lesotho and South Africa but is not spoken in any other countries.

With a share of around 85%, it is most widespread in Lesotho. A total of about 6 million people worldwide speak Sotho as their mother tongue.
CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
South AfricaSouthern Africayes7.6 %4,311,000
LesothoSouthern Africayes85.0 %1,898,000