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(Placename) a city in central Zimbabwe. Pop: 140 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1982): Gwelo
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(ˈgweɪ ru)

a city in central Zimbabwe. 79,000. Formerly, Gwe•lo (ˈgweɪ loʊ)
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