geographical name 1. archaeological site NE Zimbabwe (country) 2. (or formerly Southern Rhodesia) (or 1970-79 Rhodesia) country S Africa S of the Zambezi; a self-governing British colony that declared itself a republic 1970; adopted majority rule 1979 capital Harare area 150,820 square miles (390,624 square kilometers), population 7,550,000 • Zimbabwean adjective or noun

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