(historical) A name used to refer to the area now called Zimbabwe, officially introduced in 1901. A self-governing colony of Britain from 1923, its government began to refer to itself simply as Rhodesia in 1964, when Northern Rhodesia became Zambia. The name Zimbabwe was adopted in 1980.
Southern-rhodesia Sentence Examples
Its use is not confined to Southern Rhodesia and should not properly be restricted to any one particular site.
Carrington, which had been sent up from Beira (by arrangement with the Portuguese) to southern Rhodesia.
He served in the Boer war of 1880-81; was resident commissioner of Basutoland from 1884 to 1893, and after leaving Zululand became resident commissioner in Southern Rhodesia (1898).
In Southern Rhodesia the white residents were enumerated in 1891, but it was not until 1904 that the whole population was included in the census.