Updated: Sep 9, 2022
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Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia.
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. Zimbabwe is bordered by Zambia to the north, Botswana to the west, South Africa to the south, and Mozambique to the east.
Reason for Naming the country
There are two different theories that address the origin of the word.
Many sources believe that "Zimbabwe" derives from dzimba-dza-mabwe, translated from the Karanga dialect of Shona) a Bantu language as "houses of stones"
Archaeologist Peter Garlake claims that "Zimbabwe" represents a contracted form of dzimba-hwe, which means "venerated houses" in the Zezuru dialect of Shona and usually references chiefs' houses or graves.