- 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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In Swaziland, girls who experienced violence were also at greater risk for alcohol abuse, depression and suicidal thoughts.To End HIV, Stop Violence Against Adolescent Girls
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The independence of Swaziland was guaranteed by the convention of 1884.
To begin with, both Swaziland and Amatongaland can be annexed to the Empire.
Among the troopers on escort was one Madden, an old Swaziland acquaintance.The Matabele Campaign
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To-night they beat in Swaziland and down into the Tonga border.Prester John
His first wife Maria was then the only white woman in Swaziland.Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O.
- 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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