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Game On: Getting to Know Zimbabwe

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Rhodesia: An unrecognized country from 1965 to 1979, comprising what is now known as Zimbabwe.

Ndebele: One of Zimbabwe’s 16 official languages.

Shona: Another of Zimbabwe’s 16 official languages.

Trillion: Due to hyperinflation, Zimbabwe famously issued a 100 trillion Zimbabwean dollar bill.

Harare: Zimbabwe’s capital.

Matabeleland: A region in Zimbabwe.

Sadza: A staple food in Zimbabwe; it’s thick, cornmeal porridge.

Elephant: Zimbabwe is well known for being a home of this mammal.


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This article appears as part of the Winter 2014/2015 issue of Childview.
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