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Rho·de·sia

 (rō-dē′zhə)
1. A former region of south-central Africa north of the Limpopo River. The native kingdoms in the region were colonized by Cecil Rhodes's British South Africa Company in the 1890s. The region remained under British control until the 1960s, when northern and southern Rhodesia gained their independence as Zambia and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
2. See Zimbabwe.

Rho·de′sian adj. & n.

Rhodesia

(rəʊˈdiːʃə; -zɪə)
n
(Placename) a former name (1964–79) for Zimbabwe

Rho•de•sia

(roʊˈdi ʒə)

n.
1. a historical region in S Africa that comprised the British territories of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
2. a former name (1964–80) of Zimbabwe (def. 1).
Rho•de′sian, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rhodesia - a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called RhodesiaRhodesia - a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980
capital of Zimbabwe, Harare, Salisbury - the capital and largest city of Zimbabwe
Bulawayo - industrial city in southwestern Zimbabwe
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Victoria Falls, Victoria - a waterfall in the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia; diminishes seasonally
Zambezi, Zambezi River - an African river; flows into the Indian Ocean
Cewa, Chewa, Chichewa - a member of the Bantu-speaking people of Malawi and eastern Zambia and northern Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean - a native or inhabitant of Zimbabwe
Translations

Rhodesia

[rəʊˈdiːʒə] N (Hist) → Rodesia f

Rhodesia

[rəʊˈdiːʃə rəʊˈdiːʒə] nRhodésie f

Rhodesia

n (Hist) → Rhodesien nt

Rhodesia

[rəʊˈdiːʃə] nla Rodesia
References in periodicals archive ?
38 YEARS AGO (1979) The former British colony of Rhodesia became known as Zimbabwe-Rhodesia as Bishop Muzorewa became the country's first black premier.
1965: White voters in the African colony of Rhodesia back Prime Minister Ian Smith's Rhodesian Front which wants independence from the UK.
In the 1880s, European colonizers occupied the place which later became the self-governing British colony of Rhodesia.
When it was still our former colony of Rhodesia, the country was known as the breadbasket of Africa exporting wheat and corn to its neighbours and beyond.
1965: Huge Rhodesia election win for Smith White voters in the African colony of Rhodesia back Prime Minister Ian Smith, pictured left, and the Rhodesian Front which is demanding independence from the UK.

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