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Pronunciation: (rō-dē'zhu), [key]
1. (as Southern Rhodesia ) a former British colony in S Africa: declared independence 1965; name changed to Zimbabwe 1979.
2. a historical region in S Africa that comprised the British territories of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Rhodes grassRhodesia and Nyasaland, Federation of
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