Pronunciation: (bō"pOO-tät-swä'nu), [key]
a self-governing Bantu territory of South Africa, consisting of several landlocked areas, along the NE part: granted independence in 1977 by South Africa, but not recognized by any other country as an independent state. 2,600,000; 16,988 sq. mi. (44,000 sq. km). Cap.: Mmabatho.
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