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- noun The
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- noun the basic unit of money in Swaziland; equal to 100 cents
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Under the loan's terms, Swaziland must protect the peg between the lilangeni, the kingdom's currency, and the South African rand.
Opposition leaders on Monday slammed King Mswati III for spending millions of lilangeni (hundreds of thousands of dollars; euros) on a luxury car at a time of food shortages in his impoverished southern African country.
The multimillion-lilangeni (dollar) project will be funded from the 2004 national budget, which has not been announced yet, aides and family members said.
Africa's last absolute monarch plans to spend 100 million lilangeni (US$15 million) of his impoverished kingdom's national budget on building new palaces for his wives, royal aides said
Last year, three of Mswati's children spent over 1 million lilangeni (US$150,000) on flights between Swaziland and Britain, where they are studying.
In November, he purchased 15 BMW cars for wives of his father, the late King Sobhuza II, at a cost of 6.6 million lilangeni
Africa's last absolute monarch spent more than 4 million lilangeni (US$689,572; �522,425) on a state of the art
Mswati has drawn criticism from pro-democracy activists and trade union leaders for lavish spending when his tiny, drought-stricken kingdom is struggling with a 1 billion lilangeni
The lilangeni is directly pegged to the South African rand.
The lilangeni and rand, which are tied, were under pressure last
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