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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region of south-central Africa south of what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo and comprising modern-day Zambia and Zimbabwe. Probably inhabited since ancient times, it was formerly administered by the British South Africa Company.
  • See Zimbabwe2.

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  • n. a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980

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Rhodes + -ia (Wiktionary)

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