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E.g., 06/15/2024
Country Resource - Lesotho

Lesotho

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  • Population.........................................................................2,210,646 (2023 est.)
  • Population growth rate ...........................................................0.76% (2023 est.)
  • Birth rate...................................................23.01 births/1,000 population (2023 est.)
  • Death rate................................................10.9 deaths/1,000 population (2023 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-4.52 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2023 est.)
  • Ethnic groups.................................Sotho 99.7%, other 0.3% (includes San, Kwena, Nguni (Hlubi and Phuthi), Zulu)

CIA World Factbook

Jim Cobbe of Florida State University discusses how the close ties between Lesotho (ethnically, almost wholly Basotho) and South Africa (with an even larger Basotho population) are expressed in a history of economic migration, and how new immigrants from China are changing the face of modern-day Lesotho.

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Jim Cobbe of Florida State University discusses how the close ties between Lesotho (ethnically, almost wholly Basotho) and South Africa (with an even larger Basotho population) are expressed in a history of economic migration, and how new immigrants from China are changing the face of modern-day Lesotho.