Definition of Zimbabwe in English:


proper noun

  • A landlocked country in southeastern Africa, divided from Zambia by the Zambezi River; population 15,600,000 (estimated 2015); languages, English (official), Shona, Ndebele, and others; capital, Harare.


From Shona dzimbabwe ‘walled grave’, originally referring to Great Zimbabwe, a complex of stone ruins in one of the country's fertile valleys, the remains of a city at the center of a flourishing civilization in the 14th and 15th centuries.