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(Encyclopedia)Lobengula lbng-goo´l [key], c.1833–94, king of Matabeleland (now in Zimbabwe). After succeeding his father (1870), he tried to turn aside the approaches of European colonizers. In 1888, h...


(Encyclopedia)Ndebele ndb´l [key] or Matabelemtb´l [key], Bantu-speaking people inhabiting Matabeleland North and South, W Zimbabwe. The Ndebele, now numbering close to 2 million, originated as a ...

Rhodes, Cecil John

(Encyclopedia)Rhodes, Cecil John ss´l, rdz [key], 1853–1902, British imperialist and business magnate. Business Career The son of a Hertfordshire clergyman, he first went to South Africa in 1870, joining h...

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