Rhodesia


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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 classic literature ?
"Oh, by the way, I heard of a rather good thing today, New Kleinfonteins; it's a gold mine in Rhodesia. If you'd like to have a flutter you might make a bit."
As to you, sir, I trust that a bright future awaits you in Rhodesia. For once you have fallen low.
It was established as a settlement for freed slaves from Nyasaland (now Malawi), Southern Rhodesia (Zambia), Northern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and (Southern Tanganyika) Tanzania.
1980: Rhodesia became the independent nation of Zimbabwe with Canaan Banana as the country's first president.
In Zimbabwe after 2000, ZANU(PF) leaders' past experiences of student activism in Rhodesia were celebrated by the state-owned media as personifications of anticolonial, nationalist leadership in the struggle to liberate the country.
GARFIELD TODD: The End of the Liberal Dream in Rhodesia
Ben Geer, a white South African who fought for Ian Smith's government in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), asks awkward questions in his 1997 book, titled Something More Sinister, that probes the spread of HIV/ Aids and the experimentation with other dangerous chemical and biological weapons in the Southern African region by tne two white supremacist governments of Rhodesia and South Africa, using black people as guinea pigs.
Younis Ahmed played four Test matches for Pakistan, although there was a seventeen year gap between the second and third the result of ban Younis Ahmed received for touring South Africa and Rhodesia during apartheid era.
When Isaac McGorian was playing for Sunderland in the 1920s the World Cup hadn't even staged its first tournament, but his story is one that saw him move to what was then Rhodesia and later see his son Laurence become the personal bodyguard of Nelson Mandela, as well as to the President of Zambia Kenneth Kuanda.
When Isaac McGorian was playing forSunderlandin the 1920s the World Cup hadn't even staged its first tournament, but his story is one that saw him move to what was then Rhodesia and later see his son Laurence become the personal bodyguard of Nelson Mandela, as well as to the President of Zambia Kenneth Kuanda.
Wessels, an author who served in the Rhodesian Light Infantry, and Scheepers, who served in the Special Air Service (SAS) of Rhodesia, relates Scheepers' experiences as a trooper in the SAS before being commissioned into the Rhodesian Light Infantry Commandos, where he was engaged in fireforce combat operations and was wounded 13 times during the Rhodesian War.
He was ordained to the mission field on June 11, 1958, in the church he grew up in - Croftfoot - in a service led by (no relation) who had been a missionary in Northern Rhodesia.