Mbabane

[bah-bahn, -bah-nee, uh m-bah-]

Swaziland

[swah-zee-land]
noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for mbabane

Historical Examples of mbabane

  • Mbabane is the new capital of Swaziland and was founded in 1904.

    Adventures in Swaziland

    Owen Rowe O'Neil

  • 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.

    Adventures in Swaziland

    Owen Rowe O'Neil

  • All strangers are advised to see Matt's nose or count their visit to Mbabane a rank failure.

    Adventures in Swaziland

    Owen Rowe O'Neil

  • All the white residents of Mbabane treated us with the greatest kindness and hospitality.

    Adventures in Swaziland

    Owen Rowe O'Neil

  • 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.

    Adventures in Swaziland

    Owen Rowe O'Neil


British Dictionary definitions for mbabane

Mbabane

noun
  1. the capital of Swaziland, in the northwest: administrative and financial centre, with a large iron mine nearby. Pop: 71 000 (2005 est)

Swaziland

noun
  1. 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)
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mbabane 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.
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