from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A former province of Rhodesia, between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers. Inhabited by the Ndebele after 1827, it came under the control of the British South Africa Company in 1889. The area is now divided into the two provinces of Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South, in southern Zimbabwe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A region in the west of Zimbabwe.
Named after the Matabele people, also known as the Ndebele. (Wiktionary)