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A country of south-central Africa. The original San inhabitants were pushed out by migrating Bantus between the 16th and 18th centuries, and the area was explored by David Livingstone in the 1850s. It was administered after 1889 by the British South Africa Company, founded by Cecil Rhodes, becoming the protectorate of Northern Rhodesia in 1911 and passing to British administration in 1924. From 1953 to 1963 it was part of the colonial federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, gaining independence in 1964 as the republic of Zambia. Lusaka is the capital and the largest city.
Zam′bi·an adj. & n.
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(Placename) a republic in southern Africa: an early site of human settlement; controlled by the British South Africa Company by 1900 and unified as Northern Rhodesia in 1911; made a British protectorate in 1924; part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1953–63), gaining independence as a member of the Commonwealth in 1964; important mineral exports, esp copper. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority, animist minority. Currency: kwacha. Capital: Lusaka. Pop: 14 222 233 (2013 est). Area: 752 617 sq km (290 587 sq miles). Former name (until 1964): Northern Rhodesia
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Zam•bi•a(ˈzæm bi ə)
a republic in S central Africa: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1964. 11,163,160; 290,586 sq. mi. (752,614 sq. km). Cap.: Lusaka. Formerly, Northern Rhodesia.
Zam′bi•an, adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||Zambia - a republic in central Africa; formerly controlled by Great Britain and called Northern Rhodesia until it gained independence within the commonwealth in 1964|
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
Zambian - a native or inhabitant of Zambia
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Zambia[ˈzæmbɪə] N → Zambia f
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Zambia[ˈzæmbiə] n → Zambie f
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n → Sambia nt
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Zambia[ˈzæmbɪə] n → lo Zambia m
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Zambia→ زامْبِيا Zambie Zambia Sambia Ζάμπια Zambia Sambia Zambie Zambija Zambia ザンビア 잠비아 Zambia Zambia Zambia Zâmbia Замбия Zambia ประเทศแซมเบีย Zambiya nước Zambia 赞比亚
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