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[mah-tuh-bee-lee-land] /ˌmɑ təˈbi liˌlænd/

a region in Zimbabwe, formerly a province of Rhodesia, home to the Ndebele (Matabele).
/ˌmætəˈbiːlɪˌlænd; -ˈbɛlɪ-/
a region of W Zimbabwe, between the Rivers Limpopo and Zambezi, comprises three provinces, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, and Bulawayo: rich gold deposits. Chief town: Bulawayo. Area: 181 605 sq km (70 118 sq miles)


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