King of Swaziland Renames the Country Kingdom of eSwatini to Stop It Being Confused With Switzerland on 50th Anniversary of Independence From Britain

The king of Swaziland, one of the world’s few absolute monarchs, has announced that his country had changed its name to eSwatini to mark 50 years since independence from British rule. 

He said the move was also necessary to stop the country from being confused with Switzerland.

Meaning ‘place of the Swazi’, eSwatini is the Swazi language name for the tiny nation landlocked between South Africa and Mozambique.

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Source: Daily Mail