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  • noun The currency of Swaziland.

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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

[Swati (Nguni language of South Africa and Swaziland) : li-, sing. n. pref. + -langeni, money.]


  • Under the loan's terms, Swaziland must protect the peg between the lilangeni, the kingdom's currency, and the South African rand.

    Pretoria Gives Last-Resort Loan to Swaziland

  • 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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The multimillion-lilangeni (dollar) project will be funded from the 2004 national budget, which has not been announced yet, aides and family members said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 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

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 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

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Africa's last absolute monarch spent more than 4 million lilangeni (US$689,572; �522,425) on a state of the art

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 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

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The lilangeni is directly pegged to the South African rand.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The lilangeni and rand, which are tied, were under pressure last

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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