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Mafikeng

/ (ˈmæfɪˌkɛŋ) /
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noun

a town in N South Africa: besieged by the Boers for 217 days (1899–1900) during the second Boer War: administrative headquarters of the British protectorate of Bechuanaland until 1965, although outside its borders. Pop: 23 650 (2001)Former name (until 1980): Mafeking

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