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Southern Rhodesia

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  • proper noun 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.

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

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Examples

  • Resistance to independence with one man, one vote came mainly from white settler groups (Kenya, Southern Rhodesia) or from local minorities which feared domination by the majority when the UK withdrew its protection (Nigeria etc).

    Letter: The truth about the end of empire

  • At 19, eager to escape provincial Edinburgh and her working-class Jewish father and Christian mother, Muriel Camberg married an older man, Sydney Oswald Spark, and moved to Southern Rhodesia, where he had procured a teaching job.

    "Muriel Spark: The Biography" by Martin Stannard, reviewed by Elaine Showalter

  • At 19, eager to escape provincial Edinburgh and her working-class Jewish father and Christian mother, Muriel Camberg married an older man, Sydney Oswald Spark, and moved to Southern Rhodesia, where he had procured a teaching job.

    "Muriel Spark: The Biography" by Martin Stannard, reviewed by Elaine Showalter

  • From 1937 to1944 she lived in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

    Muriel Spark.

  • I can still remember a Christmas visit in Southern Rhodesia from a distantly related great aunt whose stage name was Rona Ricardo and who had been beached in South Africa when the touring company that shipped her there foundered.

    Another Voice

  • Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write English total population: 90.7% male: 94.2% female: 87.2% (2003 est.) GovernmentCountry name: conventional long form: Republic of Zimbabwe conventional short form: Zimbabwe former: Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia

    Zimbabwe

  • Zambia, and Ghana before returning to what was then Southern Rhodesia in 1960.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • UN sanctions and guerrilla war followed, Southern Rhodesia declared itself a republic in 1970, then became the independent nation of Zimbabwe (the former Southern Rhodesia, then just Rhodesia in 1964) in April 1980 after 1979 elections created independent Zimbabwe Rhodesia.

    BBC: Imperial Tool

  • In 1965, when most remaining European colonies in Africa were obtaining independence under black majority rule, the tiny white minority in Southern Rhodesia broke away from Britain, forming a racist regime similar to that in neighbouring South Africa.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Zimbabweconventional long form: Republic of Zimbabwe conventional short form: Zimbabwe former: Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia

    Country name

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