- a republic in S Africa: formerly a British protectorate and part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland; gained independence 1964; a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 288,130 sq. mi. (746,256 sq. km). Capital: Lusaka.
Formerly Northern Rhodesia.
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Examples from the Web for zambia
This video, shot in Zambia, shows a young elephant being attacked by a pride of 14 lions.Young Elephant Takes on 14 Lions and Survives!
Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video
November 13, 2014
There are more than 80 tribes in Zambia and among a population of 13 million, there are just 40,000 white people.
“When they introduced me as vice president [of Zambia], he thought they were kidding,” Scott said.
Farmers like Scott, whose own agribusiness, was just north of the border in Zambia.
This was Zambia, where the main industry is copper mining and every copper mine has a soccer team.Why Americans Should Love the World Cup
June 12, 2014
King Zambia, who was no relation, followed him, but his reign lasted for only three years.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria
Donald A. Mackenzie
- 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
British explorer David Livingstone first visited Zambia in 1851.
In the 1970s, Zambia supported the movement for black majority rule in Rhodesia.
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