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(Ngwane). Swaziland, one of the smallest countries in the southern hemisphere, is a landlocked kingdom, surrounded by South Africa on three sides and bordered by Mozambique on the fourth side. Although South Africa’s influence predominates in Swaziland, it was a British protectorate from 1906 until its independence in 1968. Western Swaziland is high veld, consisting mainly of short, but sharp mountains. These dwindle to plains in the center and east of the country, where plantations of sugar cane d…

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Hofmeyr, Johannes Wynand, “Swaziland”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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