Rhodesia[rō dē′z̸hə, -z̸hē ə]
former region in S Africa, including Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) & Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
- A former region of south-central Africa north of the Limpopo River. The native kingdoms in the region were colonized by Cecil Rhodes's British South Africa Company in the 1890s. The region remained under British control until the 1960s, when northern and southern Rhodesia gained their independence as Zambia and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
- See Zimbabwe.