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Meaning of Rhodesia

Rho•de•sia

Pronunciation: (rō-dē'zhu), [key]
— n.
  1. (as) a former British colony in S Africa: declared independence 1965; name changed to1979.
  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.
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