Definition of Zambia in US English:

Zambia

proper noun

  • A landlocked country in central Africa, divided from Zimbabwe by the Zambezi River; population 16,200,000 (estimated 2015); languages, English (official), various Bantu languages; capital, Lusaka.

    Formerly a British protectorate called Northern Rhodesia, Zambia became an independent republic within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1964, under Kenneth Kaunda (president 1964–91). Zambia's economy was adversely affected by its involvement in the Zimbabwe independence struggle 1965–79

Pronunciation

Zambia

/ˈzæmbiə//ˈzambēə/