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Mbabane

[bah-bahn, -bah-nee, uh m-bah-] /bɑˈbɑn, -ˈbɑ ni, əm bɑ-/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Swaziland, in the NW part.

Swaziland

[swah-zee-land] /ˈswɑ ziˌlænd/
noun
1.
a kingdom in SE Africa between S Mozambique and the E Republic of South Africa: formerly a British protectorate. 6704 sq. mi. (17,363 sq. km).
Capital: Mbabane.
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  • We took the short-cut by way of Mbabane and made good time, the roads being fairly hard.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • All strangers are advised to see Matt's nose or count their visit to Mbabane a rank failure.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • He is now about sixty-five years old, and no visit to Mbabane is complete without at least one cup of tea with him and his wife.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • His salads are famous, so that his few friends in Mbabane often make the hard trek to his little home to share one of them.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • Probably the most interesting character in Mbabane is known to every one as "Matt."

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • The night of the second day saw us camped at the foot of the mountain that leads to the village of Mbabane.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • All the white residents of Mbabane treated us with the greatest kindness and hospitality.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • I shall notify the government at Mbabane and ask that it collect the money value of what you received from me.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • Mbabane is the new capital of Swaziland and was founded in 1904.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • We arrived at Mbabane on the evening of the second day, having made better than twenty miles a day.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
British Dictionary definitions for Mbabane

Mbabane

/əmbɑːˈbɑːnɪ/
noun
1.
the capital of Swaziland, in the northwest: administrative and financial centre, with a large iron mine nearby. Pop: 71 000 (2005 est)

Swaziland

/ˈswɑːzɪˌlænd/
noun
1.
a kingdom in southern Africa: made a protectorate of the Transvaal by Britain in 1894; gained independence in 1968; a member of the Commonwealth. Official languages: Swazi and English. Religion: Christian majority, traditional beliefs. Currency: lilangeni (plural emalangeni) and South African rand. Capital: Mbabane (administrative), Lobamba (legislative). Pop: 1 403 362 (2013 est). Area: 17 363 sq km (6704 sq miles)
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Mbabane in Culture
Swaziland [(swah-zee-land)]

Kingdom in southeastern Africa, bordered by South Africa to the south, west, and north, and Mozambique to the east.

Note: In 1903, Swaziland became a British territory. It became fully independent in 1968.
Note: The Swazi people resisted Afrikaner demands for incorporation into South Africa. After the collapse of apartheid, Swaziland established diplomatic relations with South Africa.
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