Meaning of Zimbabwe
Pronunciation: (zim-bäb'wā, -wē), [key]
- Formerly,a republic in S Africa: a former British colony and part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland; gained independence 1980. 7,200,000; 150,330 sq. mi. (389,362 sq. km). Cap.: Harare.
- the site of stone ruinsdiscovered c1870 in Rhodesia, probably built by a Bantu people, consisting of three main groups of ruins, and dating between the 9th and 15th centuries a.d.
- Zimbabwe (Thesaurus)