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King Moshoshoe 1

King Moshoshoe 1

Moshoeshoe is widely credited  at the architect of the mighty Basotho nation – a nation with its own culture, language, customs and territory. Early life: Moshoeshoe was the son of Mokhachane, a minor chief of the Bamokoteli sub-clan. Born at Menkhoaneng in Leribe, Lesotho. He was given the name of Lepoqo (meaning “disasters”) by his parents. During his youth, he was very brave and once organised a cattle raid against Ramonaheng and captured several herds of cattle. As was the…

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The History of the Basotho traditional blanket

The History of the Basotho traditional blanket

Nowadays the Basotho tribal blanket is such a common sight in Lesotho, that tourists tend to assume that it was a local invention. However, its origins can be traced back to the European traders and missionaries as far back as the 1800s. The popularity and assimilation of the blankets by the Basotho people can be traced back to one single incident.

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