- 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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- of or relating to Zambia or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Zambia
- 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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