Eswatini

geographical name
Eswa·​ti·​ni | \ ˌe-swä-ˈtē-nē How to pronounce Eswatini (audio) \
variants: or Kingdom of Eswatini or Swaziland \ ˈswä-​zē-​ˌland How to pronounce Eswatini (audio) \

Definition of Eswatini

landlocked country in southeastern Africa between the Republic of South Africa and Mozambique; administrative capital Mbabane, legislative capital Lobamba area 6704 square miles (17,364 square kilometers), population 1,087,000

Note: Swaziland, formerly a British protectorate, became an independent kingdom in 1968 and was renamed Eswatini by King Mswati III in 2018. The name is sometimes written as eSwatini, but the officially recognized form is Eswatini.

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“Eswatini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eswatini. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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