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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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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Swaziland

[(swah-zee-land)]

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

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In 1903, Swaziland became a British territory. It became fully independent in 1968.

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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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