geographical name
Zim·​ba·​bwe | \ zim-ˈbä-bwē How to pronounce Zimbabwe (audio) , -(ˌ)bwā\

Definition of Zimbabwe

1 archaeological site of a people that flourished especially from the 11th to 15th centuries in the northeastern part of the present-day country of Zimbabwe
2 or formerly Southern Rhodesia or 1970–79 Rhodesia or 1979–80 Zimbabwe Rhodesia landlocked country in southern Africa south of the Zambezi River; capital Harare area 150,820 square miles (390,624 square kilometers), population 13,061,239

Note: Zimbabwe was a self-governing British colony that declared itself a republic in 1970. It adopted majority rule in 1979.

Other Words from Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean \ zim-​ˈbä-​bwē-​ən How to pronounce Zimbabwean (audio) , -​(ˌ)bwā-​ \ adjective or noun

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