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  • Donald George Morrison
  • Robert Cameron Mitchell
  • John Naber Paden


The Swazi kingdom like the other former high commission territories in southern Africa is centered around one ethnic group, the Swazi, and the small minorities have increasingly come to identify themselves as Swazi. More than 90 percent of the population are Swazi with the rest of the population made up of small groups of Zulu, Tonga, and Shanagaan. Europeans numbered about 11,000 in 1975.


Language Pattern Major Ethnic Group Electoral College High Commission Preventive Detention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald George Morrison
    • 1
  • Robert Cameron Mitchell
    • 2
  • John Naber Paden
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard University Office of Information TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityUSA
  3. 3.George Mason UniversityUSA

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