Definition of Zambia in English :

Define Zambia in English

Zambia meaning in English

Meaning of Zambia in English

Pronunciation of Zambia in English

Zambia pronunciation in English

Pronounce Zambia in English


see synonyms of zambia


1. northern rhodesia, republic of zambia, zambia

a republic in central Africa; formerly controlled by Great Britain and called Northern Rhodesia until it gained independence within the commonwealth in 1964

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms 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: 17 094 130 (2017 est). Area: 752 617 sq km (290 587 sq miles)
. Former name (until 1964): Northern Rhodesia

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of zambia
country in S Africa: formerly the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia, it became independent & a member of the Commonwealth in 1964: 290,586 sq mi (752,615 sq km); pop. 7,818,000; cap. Lusaka

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of zambia
A country of south-central Africa. The original San inhabitants were pushed out by migrating Bantus between the 16th and 18th centuries, and the area was explored by David Livingstone in the 1850s. It was administered after 1889 by the British South Africa Company, founded by Cecil Rhodes, becoming the protectorate of Northern Rhodesia in 1911 and passing to British administration in 1924. From 1953 to 1963 it was part of the colonial federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, gaining independence in 1964 as the republic of Zambia. Lusaka is the capital and the largest city.

The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.