[bah-bahn, -bah-nee, uh m-bah-]
- a city in and the capital of Swaziland, in the NW part.
- 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.
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Mbabane is the new capital of Swaziland and was founded in 1904.
He is now about sixty-five years old, and no visit to Mbabane is complete without at least one cup of tea with him and his wife.
All strangers are advised to see Matt's nose or count their visit to Mbabane a rank failure.
All the white residents of Mbabane treated us with the greatest kindness and hospitality.
His salads are famous, so that his few friends in Mbabane often make the hard trek to his little home to share one of them.
- the capital of Swaziland, in the northwest: administrative and financial centre, with a large iron mine nearby. Pop: 71 000 (2005 est)
- 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)
In 1903, Swaziland became a British territory. It became fully independent in 1968.
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