"Lesotho: The Mountain Kingdom" Lesotho by Babzz
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*Became independent from Britain on October 4th, 1966
*Present monarch: King Letsie III, great-great-grandson of Moshoeshoe I (who originally united tribes scattered by Zulu and Matebele raids to form the Basotho nation between 1815-1829)
*Ethnicity: Sotho >99%; all other<1%
*Languages: Sesotho & English (official); also Xhosa, Zulu
*Only country in the world entirely above 1500m altitude
*The highest mountain in southern Africa, Thabana-Ntlenyana, at 3482m, sits at its border with South Africa in the Drakensberg range
*Houses many Bushman rock paintings
*Handicrafts: weaving (wool and mohair tapestries, mats, crochet garments, rugs), woven grasswork (mats, baskets), knitwear (clothing), sheepskin products (shoes, clothing), leather craft, jewellery (traditionally made from natural products such as seeds, stones, and quills; modern additions of metals, ebony), pottery
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