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South West Africa People's Organization

Syllabification: South West Af·ri·ca Peo·ple's Or·gan·i·za·tion
(abbreviation: SWAPO)

Definition of South West Africa People's Organization in English:

A nationalist organization formed in Namibia in 1964–66 to oppose the illegitimate South African rule over the region. It waged a guerrilla campaign, operating largely from Angola; it eventually gained UN recognition, and won elections in 1989.

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