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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of southeast Africa between South Africa and Mozambique. Settled in the early 19th century by Swazi groups fleeing Zulu attacks, the region became a South African protectorate (1894-1899) and was subsequently transferred to British administration in 1903. Swaziland was granted limited autonomy in 1963 and achieved full independence in 1968. The country's first democratic elections were held in 1993. Mbabane is the capital and the largest city. Population: 1,130,000.

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  • proper n. Country in Southern Africa. Official name: Kingdom of Swaziland.

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  • n. a landlocked monarchy in southeastern Africa; member of the commonwealth that achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1968

Etymologies

Swazi + land (Wiktionary)

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