Definition of Swaziland in US English:


proper noun

  • A small landlocked kingdom in southern Africa, bounded by South Africa and Mozambique; population 1,300,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Mbabane; languages, Swazi and English (both official).

Swaziland was a South African protectorate from 1894 and came under British rule in 1902 after the Second Boer War. In 1968 it became a fully independent Commonwealth of Nations state