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|• Total||8.94 km2 (3.45 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||98.4%|
|First languages (2011)|
Village 48 km south-west of Nongoma. Established as a Norwegian mission station, it became the seat of magistracy of the Mahlabatini district. The name is Zulu, said to mean ‘country of white, sandy soil’. Known locally as Mashona, situated on the Mashona Engashoni Ridge.
- "Main Place Mahlabatini". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 291.
- Travel distances from Mahlabatini
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