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Mafeking

[mah-fi-king] /ˈmɑ fɪˌkɪŋ/
noun
1.
a town in N Republic of South Africa: former administrative seat of Bechuanaland; besieged for 217 days by Boers 1899–1900.
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Mafeking

/ˈmæfɪˌkɪŋ/
noun
1.
the former name (until 1980) of Mafikeng
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town, capital of North-West province, South Africa. It was previously part of the not internationally recognized republic of Bophuthatswana, in one of that country's separated land units. It lies close to the Botswana border, about 150 miles (240 km) west of Johannesburg. Before 1980 Mafikeng was administratively within Cape Province, South Africa.

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