- Formerly Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia. a republic in S Africa: a former British colony and part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland; gained independence 1980. 150,330 sq. mi. (389,362 sq. km). Capital: Harare.
- the site of stone ruins (Great Zimbabwe) discovered c1870 in Rhodesia, probably built by a Bantu people, consisting of three main groups of ruins, and dating between the 9th and 15th centuries a.d.
Examples from the Web for zimbabwean
The picture was taken when Harry was 20, and dating Zimbabwean Chelsy Davy.Prince Charles Photographed Shooting, Charges of Animal Cruelty and Royal Hypocrisy Reignited
December 1, 2014
Now a new off-Broadway play seeks to humanize Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.Searching Hard for Mugabe’s Conscience
January 19, 2014
The world was long ago promised that Zimbabwean thug Robert Mugabe would be a great reformer.Kim Jong Un & The Myth of the Reformer Dictator
December 24, 2013
Still, the Zimbabwean leader is being celebrated with a controversial clothing line.Robert Mugabe-Inspired Fashion Line Lands In Hot Water
Misty White Sidell
March 14, 2013
Coltart also recalled a political moment of decency by the Zimbabwean president.In Zimbabwe, a Longtime Foe Sees a Different Side of Robert Mugabe
May 23, 2012
- of or relating to Zimbabwe or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Zimbabwe
- a country in SE Africa, formerly a self-governing British colony founded in 1890 by the British South Africa Company, which administered the country until a self-governing colony was established in 1923; joined with Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and Nyasaland (now Malawi) as the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland from 1953 to 1963; made a unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) under the leadership of Ian Smith in 1965 on the basis of White minority rule; proclaimed a republic in 1970; in 1976 the principle of Black majority rule was accepted and in 1978 a transitional government was set up; gained independence under Robert Mugabe in 1980; effectively a one-party state since 1987; a member of the Commonwealth until 2003, when it withdrew as a result of conflict with other members. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: Zimbabwe dollar. Capital: Harare. Pop: 13 182 908 (2013 est). Area: 390 624 sq km (150 820 sq miles)Former names: (until 1964) Southern Rhodesia, (1964–79) Rhodesia
- Also: Great Zimbabwe a ruined fortified settlement in Zimbabwe, which at its height, in the 15th century, was probably the capital of an empire covering SE Africa
Word Origin and History for zimbabwean
southern African nation, 1980, named for an ancient city there, from Bantu zimba we bahwe "houses of stones," from zimba, plural of imba "house" + bahwe "stones." Previously known as Rhodesia (1964-80).