Maseru - Post Report Question and Answers

How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?

None if you stay in the city. - Aug 2020

You don't need to know it, but greetings at least are nice to demonstrate respect and show you care. - May 2016

You don't need any Sesotho in Maseru, but if you do know some, the Basotho will be delighted and you're bound to get better/friendlier service. Outside the city, you'll find English less prevalent but we were never 'stuck' in a language barrier. - Aug 2015

In the city, basic greetings are enough. In the rural areas, you must have Sesotho or a translator, as most people don't speak much English. - Jun 2010

None in Maseru, though any knowledge is always a bonus. If you go out of Maseru to remote rural places, then the local language is needed. - Mar 2009

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