Type Country & Settlement
Pronounced Pron. /zɪm.ˈbɑːb.weɪ/(English) /zim.ba.bwe/(French) /zim.ˈba.bwe/(Italian)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the Shona language, possibly from dzimba "houses" and ibwe "stone". Great Zimbabwe was an ancient city, falling into ruin in the 15th century. It was located in the country of Zimbabwe, which was named after the ancient city in 1980 when it gained independence from the United Kingdom. It was formerly called Southern Rhodesia by the British.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesZimbabve(Armenian) Zimbabve(Azerbaijani) Zimbabve(Bosnian) Zimbabve(Bulgarian) Zimbàbue(Catalan) Zimbabve(Croatian) Zimbabve(Georgian) Simbabwe(German) Jinbabue(Japanese) Zimbabve(Kazakh) Zimbabve(Kyrgyz) Zimbabve(Latvian) Zimbabvė(Lithuanian) Zimbabve(Macedonian) Zimbabve(Mongolian) Zimbábue, Zimbabué(Portuguese) Zimbabve(Russian) Zimbabve(Serbian) Zimbabve(Slovene) Zimbabue(Spanish) Zimbabve(Tajik) Zimbabve(Turkish) Zimbabve(Ukrainian) Zimbabve(Uzbek)
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Entry updated April 23, 2024