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(Placename) a town in N South Africa: besieged by the Boers for 217 days (1899–1900) during the second Boer War: administrative headquarters of the British protectorate of Bechuanaland until 1965, although outside its borders. Pop: 23 650 (2001). Former name (until 1980): Mafeking
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or Maf•e•king

(ˈmæf ɪˌkɪŋ)
a town in N Republic of South Africa: besieged by Boers for 217 days in 1899–1900. 6500.
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