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From Swazi eSwatini, the country's native name, declared to also be its official English name on April 19, 2018.


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  1. Swaziland, a country in Southern Africa, officially called the Kingdom of Eswatini.
    • 2015 February 23, “Essence of Our Mother Tongue”, in Times of Swaziland:
      As this tiny Kingdom of eSwatini joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Mother Language Day, an event celebrated on February 21, every year, one cannot resist the temptation of penning a piece to remind the Swazi nation about the essence of the mother tongue in the society.
    • 2017 September 20, Statement by His Majesty King Mswati II Head of State of the Kingdom of Swaziland on the occasion of the General Debate of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly:
      The Kingdom of eSwatini would also like to commend the leadership of the new Secretary-General, who is committed to transforming the UN to be fit for the 21st century.
    • 2018 April 19, Mswati III, The King’s 50th Birthday and Independence Golden Jubilee Celebrations:
      Therefore, I have the pleasure to present to you, on this historic day, a new name for the kingdom. Our country will now be called: “Kingdom of eSwatini”.
    • 2018 April 20, Sebastian Modak, “Swaziland Just Changed Its Name to eSwatini”, in Condé Nast Traveler:
      Time will tell if Swaziland—er, eSwatini—has better luck.




  1. ^ eSwatini” (US) / “eSwatini” (UK) in Macmillan English Dictionary.
  2. ^ eSwatini” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  3. ^ eSwatini” in the Collins English Dictionary (using the older British transcription of a final /i/ sound as /ɪ/)

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From e- +‎ Swati +‎ -ini, a locative based on the name of a founding king. Compare liSwati (Swazi person), siSwati (Swazi language).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. eSwatini / Swaziland