/ˈswazilænd/ (say 'swahzeeland)

a kingdom in southern Africa, bordered by South Africa and Mozambique; a British protectorate before independence in 1968. 17 364 km2. Languages: English and siSwati. Currency: lilangeni. Capitals: Mbabane (administrative), Lobamba (legislative).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • SWAZILAND — Territoire enclavé entre l’Afrique du Sud et le Mozambique, le Swaziland s’étend sur 17 363 kilomètres carrés (soit environ la moitié de la superficie de la Belgique) que peuplent, selon le recensement de 1986, huit cent trente six mille… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Swaziland — [swa′ziland΄] country in SE Africa, surrounded on three sides by South Africa: a former British protectorate, it became an independent kingdom & member of the Commonwealth (1968): 6,705 sq mi (17,366 sq km); pop. 681,000; cap. Mbabane …   English World dictionary

  • Swaziland — /swah zee land /, n. a kingdom in SE Africa between S Mozambique and the E Republic of South Africa: formerly a British protectorate. 1,031,600; 6704 sq. mi. (17,363 sq. km). Cap.: Mbabane. * * * Swaziland Introduction Swaziland Background:… …   Universalium

  • Swaziland — Infobox Country native name = Umbuso weSwatini conventional long name = Kingdom of Swaziland common name = Swaziland national motto = Siyinqaba nbsp|2(Swati) We are a fortress We are a mystery/riddle We hide ourselves away national anthem =… …   Wikipedia

  • Swaziland — Umbuso we Swatini (sw) Kingdom of Swaziland (en) Royaume du Swazi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Swaziland — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Swaziland <p></p> Background: <p></p> Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in… …   The World Factbook

  • Swaziland — noun a landlocked monarchy in southeastern Africa; member of the commonwealth that achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1968 • Syn: ↑Kingdom of Swaziland • Instance Hypernyms: ↑African country, ↑African nation • Part Holonyms: ↑Africa …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swaziland — Kingdom of Swaziland (Englisch) Umbuso we Swatini (Siswati) Königreich Swasiland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Swaziland — noun Country in Southern Africa. Official name: Kingdom of Swaziland …   Wiktionary

  • Swaziland — geographical name country SE Africa between Republic of South Africa & Mozambique; a former British protectorate; an independent kingdom since 1968 administrative capital Mbabane, legislative capital Lobamba area 6705 square miles (17,433 square… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • SWAZILAND —    (64), a small South African native State to the E. of the Transvaal, of which in 1893 it became a dependency, retaining, however, its own laws and native chief; is mountainous, fertile, and rich in minerals; the Swazis are of Zulu stock,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.