(as Southern Rhodesia, ) a former British colony in S Africa: declared independence 1965; name changed to Zimbabwe, 1979.
a historical region in S Africa that comprised the British territories of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
of or relating to the former Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of the former Rhodesia
a former name (1964–79) for Zimbabwe
Rhodesia [(roh-dee-zhuh)]

Former name of Zimbabwe, a nation in southeastern Africa.

Note: Rhodesia was named for Cecil Rhodes, the English industrialist whose British South Africa Company colonized the region at the end of the nineteenth century. He also founded the Rhodes Scholarships for study at Oxford University.

Read Also:

  • Rhodesian front

    noun 1. the governing party in Zimbabwe (then called Rhodesia) 1962–78

  • Rhodesian-man

    noun 1. an extinct Pleistocene human whose cranial remains were found at Kabwe, in Zambia: formerly in some classifications Homo rhodesiensis but now considered archaic Homo sapiens. Rhodesian man noun 1. a type of early man, Homo rhodesiensis (or H. sapiens rhodesiensis), occurring in Africa in late Pleistocene times and resembling Neanderthal man in many […]

  • Rhodesian-ridgeback

    noun 1. one of a South African breed of medium-sized muscular hunting dogs having a short, glossy, red or tan coat, with a characteristic ridge of hair along the spine consisting of parallel crowns of hair growing in the opposite direction of the rest of the coat, originally developed for hunting lions but now used […]

  • Rhodesian trypanosomiasis

    Rhodesian trypanosomiasis Rho·de·sian trypanosomiasis (rō-dē’zhən) n. An acute type of African trypanosomiasis that progresses rapidly and is caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense, transmitted by tsetse flies. Also called acute African sleeping sickness, acute trypanosomiasis.

  • Rhodesoid

    adjective 1. relating to or resembling Rhodesian man

Disclaimer: Rhodesian definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.