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1. republic of zimbabwe, rhodesia, southern rhodesia, zimbabwe

a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980

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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. Languages: Shona, Ndebele, and English, with thirteen other official languages. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: Zimbabwean dollar phased out in 2015 in favour of a variety of currencies. Capital: Harare. Pop: 16 529 904 (2017 est). Area: 390 624 sq km (150 820 sq miles)
. Former names: ()in until 1964 Southern Rhodesia or ()in 1964–79 Rhodesia
2. 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

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country in S Africa, north of South Africa and west of Mozambique: a self-governing British colony (as Southern Rhodesia) from 1923; became a republic (1970) as Rhodesia; gained full legal independence (1980) as Zimbabwe: 150,872 sq mi (390,757 sq km); pop. 10,402,000; cap. Harare

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1. A country of southern Africa. Various Bantu peoples migrated into the area during the first millennium, displacing the earlier San inhabitants. European colonization began in 1889 under the British South Africa Company founded by Cecil Rhodes, and in 1923 it became the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia (often just Rhodesia), which formed part of the colonial federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland from 1953 to 1963. Rhodesia declared itself independent in 1965, although independence was not formally granted by Great Britain until 1980. Harare is the capital and the largest city.
2. also Great Zimbabwe A ruined city of southeast Zimbabwe south of Harare. First occupied by Iron Age peoples in the fourth century AD, it contains extensive remains of walls and towers dating from the 11th to 15th centuries.

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