Rhodesia refers primarily to a country formed by two land-locked territories in southern Africa, which are today Zambia and Zimbabwe. British colonisers named this territory after Cecil Rhodes and it was separated by a natural border provided by the Zambezi River. Occasionally they are informally referred to as the Rhodesias.
The name is no longer in general use. Rhodesia underwent several name changes throughout its history, chronicled and linked to the appropriate articles below.
In the two lists below, information is ordered roughly as follows:
Name of entity,
Nature of entity, and
Years of existence.
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