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Lusaka

[loo-sah-kuh] /luˈsɑ kə/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Zambia, in the S central part.

Zambia

[zam-bee-uh] /ˈzæm bi ə/
noun
1.
a republic in S Africa: formerly a British protectorate and part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland; gained independence 1964; a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 288,130 sq. mi. (746,256 sq. km).
Capital: Lusaka.
Formerly Northern Rhodesia.
Related forms
Zambian, adjective, noun
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Lusaka

/luːˈzɑːkə; -ˈsɑːkə/
noun
1.
the capital of Zambia, in the southeast at an altitude of 1280 m (4200 ft): became capital of Northern Rhodesia in 1932 and of Zambia in 1964; University of Zambia (1966). Pop: 1 450 000 (2005 est)

Zambia

/ˈzæmbɪə/
noun
1.
a republic in southern Africa: an early site of human settlement; controlled by the British South Africa Company by 1900 and unified as Northern Rhodesia in 1911; made a British protectorate in 1924; part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1953–63), gaining independence as a member of the Commonwealth in 1964; important mineral exports, esp copper. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority, animist minority. Currency: kwacha. Capital: Lusaka. Pop: 14 222 233 (2013 est). Area: 752 617 sq km (290 587 sq miles) Former name (until 1964) Northern Rhodesia
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Zambia definition


Republic in central Africa, bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north; Tanzania to the northeast; Malawi and Mozambique to the east; Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south; and Angola to the west. Lusaka is the capital and largest city.

Note: British explorer David Livingstone first visited Zambia in 1851.
Note: Zambia was proclaimed independent from British control in 1964. From 1953 to 1964, it was federated with Rhodesia (then Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe) as Northern Rhodesia.
Note: In the 1970s, Zambia supported the movement for black majority rule in Rhodesia.
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