Definition of Rhodesia in English:

Rhodesia

Line breaks: Rho|desia
Pronunciation: /rəʊˈdiːʃə
 
, -ˈdiːʒə/
The former name of a large territory in central southern Africa which was divided into Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

The region was developed by Cecil Rhodes through the British South Africa Company, which administered it until Southern Rhodesia became a self-governing British colony in 1923 and Northern Rhodesia a British protectorate in 1924. From 1953 to 1963 Northern and Southern Rhodesia were united with Nyasaland (now Malawi) to form the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. The name Rhodesia was adopted by Southern Rhodesia when Northern Rhodesia left the Federation in 1963 to become the independent republic of Zambia; Rhodesia became independent Zimbabwe in 1979

Derivatives

Rhodesian

adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • People liked coming up with stories, because in those days we were under threat from the South Africans and Rhodesians.
  • Few of the native Rhodesians had worn shoes, which was why, he explained to her, he had to feel what it was like to run barefoot.
  • After independence many white Rhodesians packed up for South Africa.

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