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[swah-zee-land] /ˈswɑ ziˌlænd/
a kingdom in SE Africa between S Mozambique and the E Republic of South Africa: formerly a British protectorate. 6704 sq. mi. (17,363 sq. km).
Capital: Mbabane. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The independence of Swaziland was guaranteed by the convention of 1884.

    The Last Boer War H. Rider Haggard
  • To begin with, both Swaziland and Amatongaland can be annexed to the Empire.

    The Last Boer War H. Rider Haggard
  • Among the troopers on escort was one Madden, an old Swaziland acquaintance.

    The Matabele Campaign R. S. S. Baden-Powell
  • To-night they beat in Swaziland and down into the Tonga border.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • His first wife Maria was then the only white woman in Swaziland.

  • He had come from Swaziland and brought wondrous tales of battles there.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • I was just in my teens and the desire to visit Swaziland was the one thing I lived for.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • When we have left Swaziland the king will tell you everything.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • What's more, I'll tell Buno, and he will kill you if you ever go to Swaziland again!

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
British Dictionary definitions for Swaziland


a kingdom in southern Africa: made a protectorate of the Transvaal by Britain in 1894; gained independence in 1968; a member of the Commonwealth. Official languages: Swazi and English. Religion: Christian majority, traditional beliefs. Currency: lilangeni (plural emalangeni) and South African rand. Capital: Mbabane (administrative), Lobamba (legislative). Pop: 1 403 362 (2013 est). Area: 17 363 sq km (6704 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Swaziland in Culture
Swaziland [(swah-zee-land)]

Kingdom in southeastern Africa, bordered by South Africa to the south, west, and north, and Mozambique to the east.

Note: In 1903, Swaziland became a British territory. It became fully independent in 1968.
Note: The Swazi people resisted Afrikaner demands for incorporation into South Africa. After the collapse of apartheid, Swaziland established diplomatic relations with South Africa.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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