Swaziland renamed to Kingdom of eSwatini

According to the BBC:

King Mswati III of Swaziland announced on Wednesday that he was renaming the country "the Kingdom of eSwatini".


The new name, eSwatini, means "land of the Swazis". The change was unexpected, but King Mswati has been referring to Swaziland for years as eSwatini.

I think there are all sorts of interesting things about what country names mean and what changing them means, but instead of writing a full article about that, I’m just posting this one item.

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