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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.
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(Placename) a former name (1964–79) for Zimbabwe
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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.
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|Noun||1.||Rhodesia - a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980|
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
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
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Rhodesia[rəʊˈdiːʒə] N (Hist) → Rodesia f
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Rhodesia[rəʊˈdiːʃə rəʊˈdiːʒə] n → Rhodésie f
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n (Hist) → Rhodesien nt
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Rhodesia[rəʊˈdiːʃə] n → la Rodesia
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