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Rhodesia

[ roh-dee-zhuh ]

noun

  1. (as Southern Rhodesia ) a former British colony in southern Africa: declared independence 1965; name changed to Zimbabwe 1979.
  2. a historical region in southern Africa that comprised the British territories of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia ) and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe ).


Rhodesia

/ rəʊˈdiːʃə; -zɪə /

noun

  1. a former name (1964–79) for Zimbabwe


Rhodesia

  1. Former name of Zimbabwe , a nation in southeastern Africa .


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Notes

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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Other Words From

  • Rho·desian adjective noun

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Example Sentences

Back in 1934, nine immigrant men formed the Young Merchants Cricket Club in the city of Salisbury in Southern Rhodesia.

From Quartz

He was born in the country, which was a British colony called Northern Rhodesia at the time, but his parents were not.

He sought out the remnants of Siam in Thailand, and Rhodesia in Zimbabwe, and Leningrad in St. Petersburg.

Fischer was born in Rhodesia and doesn't need lectures about colonial over-reach.

It followed that very few horses were crossed over at all, and that these animals in North-Western Rhodesia were at a premium.

Apuleni's father had been working in a mine in Southern Rhodesia.

He, with a number of other boys, went to Southern Rhodesia to work on a farm.

It had been his request to be buried in Rhodesia, the country that bore his name.

He had been in Rhodesia, poking about in some ancient ruins there, and—oh, my garden flower!

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