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Matabeleland

[mah-tuh-bee-lee-land]
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noun
  1. a region in Zimbabwe, formerly a province of Rhodesia, home to the Ndebele (Matabele).
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Examples from the Web for matabeleland

Historical Examples

  • Thanks to the foresight of Cecil Rhodes, Matabeleland was ours.

    South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 8 (of 8)

    Various

  • These troops are waiting here in case they may be wanted in Matabeleland.

    The Matabele Campaign

    R. S. S. Baden-Powell

  • All war is now over in Matabeleland—and Wedzas may be said to have been the final blow.

    The Matabele Campaign

    R. S. S. Baden-Powell

  • Lastly, in Matabeleland there are already two or three generations of Dutch.

    The Races of Man

    Joseph Deniker

  • Mosilikatse tried to steal it, and that was why he had to fly to Matabeleland.

    Prester John

    John Buchan


British Dictionary definitions for matabeleland

Matabeleland

noun
  1. a region of W Zimbabwe, between the Rivers Limpopo and Zambezi, comprises three provinces, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, and Bulawayo: rich gold deposits. Chief town: Bulawayo. Area: 181 605 sq km (70 118 sq miles)
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