- a region in Zimbabwe, formerly a province of Rhodesia, home to the Ndebele (Matabele).
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Examples from the Web for matabeleland
Thanks to the foresight of Cecil Rhodes, Matabeleland was ours.
These troops are waiting here in case they may be wanted in Matabeleland.
All war is now over in Matabeleland—and Wedzas may be said to have been the final blow.
Lastly, in Matabeleland there are already two or three generations of Dutch.The Races of Man
Mosilikatse tried to steal it, and that was why he had to fly to Matabeleland.Prester John
- 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)