Zimbabwe[zim bäb′wā′, -wē′]
Origin: after a ruined city inch(es) the southeastern part, probably built (c. 15th circa ) by a Bantu people
- Zimbabwean adjective, noun
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also Great Zimbabwe
- Zim·babˈwe·an adjective & n.
Zimbabwe - Cultural Definition
Landlocked republic in south-central Africa, bordered by Botswana to the west, Zambia to the north, Mozambique to the east, and South Africa to the south. Formerly called Rhodesia. Harare (formerly called Salisbury) is the capital and largest city.
- A British colony from the end of the nineteenth century to 1965 and then (1965-1980) a renegade state ruled by a white minority, Zimbabwe became independent in 1980.