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Meaning of "Matabeleland" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MATABELELAND

Matabeleland  [ˌmætəˈbiːlɪˌlænd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MATABELELAND

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conjunction
determiner
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Matabeleland is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MATABELELAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Matabeleland

Matabeleland

Modern-day Matabeleland is a region in Zimbabwe divided into three provinces: Matabeleland North, Bulawayo and Matabeleland South. These provinces are in the west and south-west of Zimbabwe, between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers. The region is named after its inhabitants the Ndebele people. Other ethnic groups who inhabit parts of Matabeleland include the Tonga, Kalanga, Venda and other peoples. As of August 2012, according to the ZIMSAT or Zimbabwe national statistics agency, the southern part of the region had 683 893 people, with the make up of 326 697 males and 356 926 females with an average size household of 4.4 in an area of 54,172 square kilometres. As for the Matabeleland Northern Province, it had a total population of 749 017 people out of the population of Zimbabwe of 13 061 239. The proportion of male and female population was 48 and 52 percent respectively within an area of just over 75,017 square kilometres. The remaining Bulawayo province had a population of 653,337 in an area of 1,706.8 km2 Thus the who region has a combined population of 2,086,247 in an area of just over 130,000 square kilometres and that is just over the size of England.

Definition of Matabeleland in the English dictionary

The definition of Matabeleland in the dictionary is a region of W Zimbabwe, between the Rivers Limpopo and Zambezi, comprises three provinces, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, and Bulawayo: rich gold deposits. Chief town: Bulawayo. Area: 181 605 sq km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MATABELELAND


Disneyland
ˈdɪznɪˌlænd
Dixieland
ˈdɪksɪˌlænd
fairyland
ˈfɛərɪˌlænd
fantasyland
ˈfæntəsɪˌlænd
farmland
ˈfɑːmˌlænd
Gelderland
ˈɡɛldəˌlænd
heartland
ˈhɑːtˌlænd
homeland
ˈhəʊmˌlænd
Lakeland
ˈleɪkˌlænd
Maryland
ˈmɛərɪˌlænd
overland
ˈəʊvəˌlænd
pennyland
ˈpɛnɪˌlænd
Queensland
ˈkwiːnzˌlænd
Somaliland
səʊˈmɑːlɪˌlænd
southland
ˈsaʊθˌlænd
Swaziland
ˈswɑːzɪˌlænd
Thailand
ˈtaɪˌlænd
timberland
ˈtɪmbəˌlænd
wasteland
ˈweɪstˌlænd
wonderland
ˈwʌndəˌlænd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MATABELELAND

Masurian
Masurian Lakes
masurium
mat
mat grass
mat.
Mata Hari
mata-mata
Matabele
matachin
matachina
Matadi
matador
matadora
matadore
matagouri
matai
Matamoros
Matanzas
Matapan

WORDS THAT END LIKE MATABELELAND

Cleland
Cleveland
Deutschland
eland
Iceland
Ireland
movieland
New Ireland
Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Rhineland
Ryeland
Seeland
Southern Ireland
tableland
tideland
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Vineland
Wergeland
Wieland
Zeeland

Synonyms and antonyms of Matabeleland in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Matabeleland» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

马塔贝莱兰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Matabeleland
570 millions of speakers

English

Matabeleland
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मेटाबेलेलैंड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ماتابيليلاند
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Матабелеленд
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Matabeleland
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মধ্যে Matabeleland
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Matabeleland
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Matabeleland
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Matabeleland
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

マタベレランド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

마타 벨렐 란드
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Matabeleland
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Matabeleland
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மடபிலேலேண்டிலும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

माटाबेलेनलँड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Matabeleland
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Matabeleland
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Matabeleland
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Матабелеленд
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Matabeleland
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Ματαμπελελάντ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Matabeleland
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Matabeleland
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Matabeleland
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Matabeleland

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MATABELELAND»

The term «Matabeleland» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.413 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MATABELELAND» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Matabeleland

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MATABELELAND»

Discover the use of Matabeleland in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Matabeleland and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Through Matabeleland: The Record of a Ten Months' Trip in an ...
The Record of a Ten Months' Trip in an Ox-wagon Through Mashonaland and Matabeleland Joseph Garbett Wood. - from seeing the king and from negociating with him for a concession. From what I know of the king, had you proceeded to his ...
Joseph Garbett Wood, 1893
2
Matabeleland and the Victoria Falls: The Letters and ...
The Letters and Journals of Frank Oates, 1873-1875 Frank Oates C. G. Oates. “ September 13th.—Inspanned at 3am; most villainous jolting. Really fine country here; kopjes on every side, rising into fine crags, with huge stones strewed on the  ...
Frank Oates, C. G. Oates, 2007
3
An Irregular Corps in Matabeleland
This officer was on leave from India, and had ridden from Umtali in the hopes of catching up the Natal troop of Volunteers which, under Captain Turner, 2nd West Riding Regiment, was on its way to Matabeleland, vid Charter, when the ...
Herbert Charles Onslow Plumer Plumer of Messines (Viscount), 1897
4
Matabeleland and how We Got it: With Notes on the Occupation ...
Mr. James Dawson, better known by his native name of " Jimsole," is an old resident in Matabeleland, and has lived almost longer in friendship with Lo Bengula than any other man, and he was much grieved at the news of the collision ...
Charles L. Norris-Newman, 1895
5
Do 'Zimbabweans' Exist?: Trajectories of Nationalism, ...
Such political figures as Enos Nkala, and others like Joseph Msika, were invited to explain to the people as to who gave the instructions for atrocities that affected the Nde- bele of Matabeleland and the Midlands regions. The third one was a ...
Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, 2009
6
Peasant Consciousness and Guerilla War in Zimbabwe: A ...
I am aware that since the end of Chaper 4 of this book I have not dealt with events in rural Matabeleland. This is essentially because I have little or no primary evidence to enable me to do so. On the other hand it seems vitally necessary that ...
Terence O. Ranger, 1985
7
Environmental Policies and NGO Influence: Land Degradation ...
This book examines the conditions under which non-governmental organisations (NGOs) may exert influence on policies to conserve and sustainably use natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa.
Susan Carr, David Humphreys, Alan Thomas, 2013
8
Becoming Zimbabwe: A History from the Pre-colonial Period to ...
The mid- 1980s crisis in Matabeleland and the violent state response to it displayed a number of traits that would mark the authoritarian statism of the post- 2000 period.58 The main characteristics of the post-independence state were lack of ...
Brian Raftopoulos, Alois Mlambo, 2008
9
Society, State, and Identity in African History
Currently, it is not the people of Matabeleland only who feel excluded from power , it is also the people of Masvingo and Manicaland. It was this feeling that culminated in the Tsholotsho Declaration discussed in the opening section of this study.
Bahru Zewde, 2008
10
Nationalism and National Projects in Southern Africa: New ...
Your excellence, you may be surprised to hear that I usually get lost when I come across people who mix up my country Matabeleland with Zimbabwe, because Zimbabwe is a former British Colony which was colonised in 1890 and granted ...
Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo J., Ndhlovu, Finex, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MATABELELAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Matabeleland is used in the context of the following news items.
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Quest for climate-proof farms
... an agricultural extension officer in Zimbabwe's Matabeleland North Province who took part in a meeting in June in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
2
Goblins overpower traditional healer
A TRADITIONAL healer was expected to destroy trouble makers at Mlibizi village in Binga, Matabeleland North, but tables turned against him ... «Nehanda Radio, Jul 15»
3
Analysis: Juju using Bob's dynasty doomed
He was at the centre of the military pogroms in Matabeleland in the 1980s during which nearly 20,000 civilians were murdered. He was also ... «New Zimbabwe.com, Jul 15»
4
JONATHAN MOYO FUMES OVER GUKURAHUNDI
Thousands of people reportedly died in massacres in Matabeleland and Midlands after the government deployed the 5 Brigade in an operation ... «NewsdzeZimbabwe, Jul 15»
5
Farmers Decry Tough Tobacco Season
... East (40,2 million kg), Manicaland (26,1 million kg), Midlands (583 270 kg), Masvingo (191 234 kg) and Matabeleland 30 220kg. Tobacco ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
6
Gallery to Host Three Activities At ZIBF
... Gallery, and these include Mashonaland Central, Harare, Bulawayo, Manicaland, Mashonaland West and East and Matabeleland South. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
7
Dewure are Copa Coca-Cola boys champs
Evans Dambo of How Mine of Matabeleland South, who fell away in the group stages, got away with the top goal scorer award with Elson ... «NewsDay, Jul 15»
8
Unlicensed Abattoirs Face Closure
... disease (FMD), which has hit most parts of Masvingo, Midlands and spread to most parts of Matabeleland South and parts of Manicaland. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
9
Lecturer hails Scots missionary in Zimbabwe appeal
The Inyathi Mission, 45 miles north of the city of Bulawayo, in Matabeleland, was the first of its kind in Zimbabwe to offer education to the native ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
10
Dzamara and Zim's Grisly Human Rights Record
But back in the 1980s, people living in the Matabeleland and Midlands provinces had seen the worst of it well in advance. In a campaign known ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Matabeleland [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/matabeleland>. Jul 2021 ».
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