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Rhodesia

[roh-dee-zhuh] /roʊˈdi ʒə/
noun
1.
(as Southern Rhodesia, ) a former British colony in S Africa: declared independence 1965; name changed to Zimbabwe, 1979.
2.
a historical region in S Africa that comprised the British territories of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
Related forms
Rhodesian, adjective, noun
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  • Afterwards I went into Rhodesia, and incidentally made money.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • I went up to Rhodesia, and of course I had the devil's luck.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • As to you, sir, I trust that a bright future awaits you in Rhodesia.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • If I persuade father to take me up to Rhodesia with him, will you come too?

    The Rhodesian

    Gertrude Page
  • I have met people from Rhodesia, and they dress quite ordinarily.

    The Rhodesian

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  • What, in the name of fortune, is the good of going to Rhodesia?

    The Rhodesian

    Gertrude Page
  • "You are in Rhodesia and I want to know who you are," boomed a voice out in the corridor.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • In 1893 came the first of the events that made Rhodesia a storm center.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
British Dictionary definitions for Rhodesia

Rhodesia

/rəʊˈdiːʃə; -zɪə/
noun
1.
a former name (1964–79) for Zimbabwe
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Rhodesia in Culture
Rhodesia [(roh-dee-zhuh)]

Former name of Zimbabwe, a nation in southeastern Africa.

Note: Rhodesia was named for Cecil Rhodes, the English industrialist whose British South Africa Company colonized the region at the end of the nineteenth century. He also founded the Rhodes Scholarships for study at Oxford University.
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