What percentage of Lesotho is white?

Answered by John Hunt

In Lesotho, the population is predominantly Black African, with the majority of people identifying as such. According to the latest available data from 2018, approximately 80.9% of the population in Lesotho is classified as Black African. This indicates that the majority of the country’s residents are of African descent.

In terms of racial diversity, Lesotho also has a small percentage of other racial groups. The Colored population, which includes individuals of mixed racial heritage, accounts for about 8.8% of the population. This group represents a smaller portion of the overall population compared to the Black African majority.

The White population in Lesotho is relatively small, comprising approximately 7.8% of the total population as of 2018. While this percentage is relatively low compared to the other racial groups, it is still a notable presence in the country’s demographic makeup.

Lesotho also has a small Indian/Asian population, which constitutes around 2.5% of the total population. This group represents individuals of Indian or Asian descent living in Lesotho.

It is important to note that these figures are based on estimates and may vary slightly. Population demographics can change over time due to factors such as migration, birth rates, and social dynamics.

In terms of personal experiences, I have not lived in Lesotho or directly interacted with its population. However, I am providing this information based on available data and research to the best of my abilities.