Eswatini Country Quiz

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ What do you know about this landlocked African kingdom?
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Countries that border Eswatini
Mozambique
South Africa
Executive capital of Eswatini
Mbabane
Legislative and traditional capital of Eswatini
Lobamba
Primary language and largest ethnic group
Swazi
Other official language
English
Country from which Eswatini gained its independence in 1968
United Kingdom
Name either of the two monarchies in Africa other than Eswatini
Lesotho | Morocco
Current absolute monarch of Eswatini
Mswati III
The above currently has 15 ____ - his predecessor had 125
Wives
Type of wide open rural landscape, starting with V, that covers most Eswatini
Veld
Black and white object that appears on Eswatini's flag
Shield
An estimated 27.2% of adults are positive for this virus - more than any country
HIV
Former king Sobhuza II had the longest ____ of any monarch in history
Reign
Animal that represents the king of Eswatini
Lion
Animal that depicts the Queen Mother of Eswatini
Elephant
Sibebe is the world's second-largest _______, after Uluru
Monolith
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Level 81
Jun 18, 2020
Interesting blog article: https://grumpygeophysicist.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/monolithic-logic/

Excerpt: "Just as the term monolith has no really geologic meaning, it seems it has little objective basis."

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Level 80
Jun 18, 2020
Who knew Richie Valens was singing about the legislative capital of Eswatini?!
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Level 83
Dec 1, 2020
I thought he was singing about an Italian layered pasta dish...oh, wait...that was Weird Al...;)
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Level 84
Jun 18, 2020
Eswatini gained partial self-determination in 1906, but was still mostly ruled by the British. It didn't become truly independent until 1968.
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Level โˆž
Jun 19, 2020
My mistake, now fixed.
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Level 38
Sep 17, 2020
in brackets put swaziland
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Level 32
Sep 19, 2020
Well no, because itโ€™s not called Swaziland
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Level 58
Sep 19, 2020
Before 1922 Sobhuza II did not officialy reign over eSwatini. This makes it only 61 years of reign. Louis XIV officialy reigned for 72 years making it longer than Sobhuza's reign.
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Level 85
Dec 6, 2020
Seriously, can you imagine being married to 125 women? I can't even imagine myself being married to just one.
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Level 69
Dec 6, 2020
The monolith question accepted "rock" as an answer, but not "stone." Any reason for the distinction? Also, was I the only person who tried something else for what King Sobhuza II had the longest of? Or am I just really immature?
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Level 73
Dec 7, 2020
A true king knows it is not the length of his reign that matters, but how well he uses it.
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Level 65
Dec 7, 2020
I did type penis. I knew it was likely not the answer, but my inner child had to do it.
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Level 56
Dec 13, 2020
I'm just imagining how you would know he had the longest. Did the UN secretary-general send out a letter to all the kings? "I need to measure your ding-dong. Meet me tomorrow behind the Denny's. I'm bringing the measuring tape"
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Level 49
Dec 7, 2020
I'm now remembering that one short story by someone, can't remember the name for some reason, the African Veld. I've read so many short stories he wrote and just can't remember the name.
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Level 51
Dec 7, 2020
Did anyone else always think the black-and-white object on the flag was a football?
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Level 33
Dec 8, 2020
G
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Level 38
Jan 16, 2021
Also Eswatini is only the Swazi name for Swaziland. So in english it is called Swaziland.
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Level 49
Mar 17, 2021
Well it officially changed its name from Swaziland to Eswatini and it is internationally recognized as that since 2018.