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  Scottish Place Names - Harare, Zimbabwe
Of course, some of the names are used in other parts of the British Isles as well, but at least 11 of them (6.0%) are unique to Scotland, or are readily identifiable with places in Scotland that are based on the same names.
Knowe, meaning a small rounded hill, is widely used as a place name element in Scotland and northern England (knoll being the preferred form in central and southern England), which greatly increases the likelihood that the Harare suburb refers to a place in Scotland.
Place name changes in and around Harare seem to have been restricted to one or two topographical features (e.g., Lake McIlwaine to the west of the city is now Lake Chivero), to street names in the city centre and, of course to the name of the city itself.
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 Harare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Harare (formerly Salisbury), estimated population 5,480,645 (2004), is the capital of Zimbabwe.
The name of the city was changed to Harare on April 18th, 1982, the second anniversary of Zimbabwean independence, taking its name from the Shona chieftain Neharawa.
Zimbabwe officials indicated the passage of American-funded covert fighters through African airports is commonplace.
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 Zimbabwe - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Victoria Falls, Zambesi river, Kariba Dam and Limpopo river.
In 1982 Nkomo was ousted from his cabinet, sparking fighting (known as the Gukurahundi) between ZAPU supporters in the Ndebele-speaking region of the country and the ruling ZANU.
Zimbabwe had a literacy rate of 90% in the 2000, the highest in Africa, but this is quickly changing and in 2003, Zimbabwe had a literacy rate of 65%.
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 Encyclopedia: Place names in Zimbabwe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The name of the country has also changed three times, firstly from Southern Rhodesia to Rhodesia in 1964, to Zimbabwe Rhodesia in 1979, and finally to Zimbabwe in 1980.
Southern Rhodesia was the name of the African country of Zimbabwe when still a colony of the United Kingdom.
Zimbabwe Rhodesia was the (largely unrecognised) name of Zimbabwe during 1979, adopted by Rhodesia soon after an Internal Settlement between the white minority Rhodesian Government led by Ian Smith and small, moderate African nationalist parties not involved in the war that had been raging in the country since 1977.
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 Place names in Zimbabwe - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Other place names were simply new transliterations, to reflect the correct African pronunciation, hence Gwelo became Gweru.
The names of suburbs in Harare, such as Borrowdale, Rotten Row, Rietfontein, Tynwald, and Mount Pleasant also remained unchanged.
Confusingly, the name of the country was also changed twice, firstly from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe Rhodesia, then to Zimbabwe.
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 Articles - Zimbabwe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Smith regime opened negotiations with the leaders of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), led by Robert Mugabe after the assassination of Herbert Chitepo in Zambia in 1975, and the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), led by Joshua Nkomo.
Zimbabwe is a republic, with an executive president and a unicameral Parliament, formerly known as the House of Assembly.
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country, surrounded by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique.
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 Scottish Place Names - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Of course, many of the names are used in other parts of the British Isles as well, but at least 10 of them (8.0%) are unique to Scotland, or are readily identifiable with places in Scotland that are based on the same names.
Most of the street names in these Bulawayo suburbs recall towns and cities in England and Wales, which suggests that the suburb's name is unlikely to have been inspired by a place in Scotland.
Place name changes in and around Bulawayo seem to have been restricted to street names in the city centre and one or two suburban main roads.
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 The world's top Zimbabwe websites
Inflation rose from an annual rate of 32% in 1998 to 59% in 1999 and to 208% in February 2003, expected to reach 350% by the end of the year.
The destruction of much of Zimbabwe's agricultural base through the seizing of mainly white-owned farms throughout 1999 and 2000 has decimated the Zimbabwean economy.
The lack of foreign currency, as well as the difference between the official exchange rate (officially 55 to the US$, while 1600 to the dollar is available on the fl market) have resulted in fuel shortages and a lack of basic supplies.
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 Zimbabwe's Schools,Neighbourhood,Yearbook,Memory,Pictures,college,university,Photos,Photographs,find old Zimbabwen ...
To the east lies Mozambique, to the north and west Zambia, Botswana is in het south-west and in the south Zimbabwe borders South-Africa.
The name is derived from the Great Zimbabwe ruins, constructions of stone that were built in the thirteenth century.
For the new government one of the main goals was to raise the standard of living and the level of education for the fl population.
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Names are not mere labels, as they are in some other societies.
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 PLACE NAMES
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In anatomy, toponym is a name of a region of the body, as distinguished from the name of an organ.
In biology, a toponym is a binomial name of a plant.
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 Read about Place names in Zimbabwe at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Place names in Zimbabwe and learn about Place ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Bulawayo was unaffected, as were the towns of Beitbridge, Colleen Bawn and West Nicholson, as were suburbs of Harare, such as Borrowdale, Rotten Row, Rietfontein, Tynwald, and Mount Pleasant.
Street names were also changed, with names of British colonists such as Cecil Rhodes being replaced with those of Zimbabwean nationalist leaders, such as Josia Tongogara, Simon Muzenda, and Leopold Takawira, as well as
Robert Mugabe, whose name appears on street signs as frequently as that of Rhodes once did.
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 Zimbabwe - Unipedia
The seizure of the white-owned commercial farms led to starvation on a wide scale.
The lack of foreign currency, as well as the difference between the official exchange rate (officially 9,000 to the US$, while 25,000 to the dollar is available on the fl market) have resulted in fuel, electric power and water shortages and a lack of other basic supplies.
In 2003 Libya supplied fuel, partially in exchange for land, but Zimbabwe could not meet the basic payments, and supplies have since stopped.
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 Place names in Zimbabwe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Following independence in 1980, Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) began renaming cities, towns and streets, in an attempt toeradicate symbols of British colonialism and white minority rule, starting in 1982, on thesecond anniversary of independence.
The capital Salisbury, which had been named after the British Prime Minister, the 3rdMarquess of Salisbury, was renamed Harare, after the Shona chief Neharawa.
Street names were also changed, with names of British colonists such as Cecil Rhodes being replaced with those of Zimbabwean nationalist leaders, such as Josia Tongogara, SimonMuzenda, and Leopold Takawira, as well as Robert Mugabe, whose nameappears on street signs as frequently as that of Rhodes once did.
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 Name changes: British royals out, Zimbabwe heroes in   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Education Ministry released a list of schools across the country whose names would be changed to honor liberation "heroes" and prominent cultural or government figures from Zimbabwe.
A girls' school named after Queen Elizabeth would be changed to the Sally Mugabe Girls High after Mugabe's first wife who died of kidney failure in 1992.
The education ministry said its proposals still needed to be approved by a Cabinet committee on place names.
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 Place names in Zimbabwe -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Place names in Zimbabwe -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
The capital Salisbury, which had been named after the British Prime Minister, the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, was renamed (The capital and largest city of Zimbabwe) Harare, after the Shona chief Neharawa.
The country's second largest city, (Industrial city in southwestern Zimbabwe) Bulawayo was unaffected, as were the towns of Beitbridge, Colleen Bawn and West Nicholson, as were suburbs of Harare, such as Borrowdale, Rotten Row, Rietfontein, Tynwald, and Mount Pleasant.
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Many given names in the English language refer to El, a Hebrew name for God, and have their origin in the Bible.
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 Placenames Phoneticized
If the spelling of English is reformed, the names of many places will look very different from the way they now appear, in Traditional Orthography ("T.O.").
The fourth table transliterates the names of well-known localities in the major English-speaking countries.
Respelling these place names was a revelation for me, because I had been reading many wrong all these many years.
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 Zimbabwe on the Internet
Taylor, Ian - "We are the Democrats: The Crisis in Zimbabwe and the Death of the NEPAD".
Zimbabwe film on the role of women in the war of independence.
The report recommends that "The Government of Zimbabwe should unilaterally withdraw from the SOCEBO logging deal,......The Parliament of Zimbabwe should condemn the corporate ambitions of Zanu-PF,...." Global Witness is based in London.
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 Rhodesian Place Names - Balla Balla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Balla Balla, which is the N'debele name for Kudu (Strepsiceros capensis) is a railway station on the Bulawayo-West Nicholson line.
Balla Balla was originally known as Filabusi Siding which was established on May 1, 1904, but its name changed in 1907, after a nearby peak of that name.
It is probable that the siding, prior to 1907, was located somewhere between Balla Balla and Stanmore Siding, and it is possible that the two places existed simultaneously for a short time pending the establishment of the new station at Balla Balla.
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 Rhodesian Place Names - Nyamadhlovu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The name means 'flesh of the elephant' in the Sindebele vernacular.
It has been asserted that the name was given in honour of one of Lobengula's regiments, but old Africans claim that the name has nothing to do with the regiment.
He was accompanied by the King's son Nkulumana (so named after Kuruman, the station where Robert Moffat, friend of Mzilikazi worked amongst the African people).
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 Place Names In Zimbabwe Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
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 Rhodesian Place Names - Melsetter
The district contains a number of old ruins which follow the Zimbabwe pattern, and there are also some bushman paintings near the old drift, across the Sabi river.
Steynstroom was renamed North Melsetter in 1911, but this place closed down in 1930.
Many were the struggles before the settlers established themselves, and other parties, including the Martin and Edenburg treks, followed after Moodie had blazed the trail.
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 Rock Paper Scissors - Nonesuch Explorer -- Indonesia - Music; Around The World In 92 Discs
LONG before it named an Internet browser, the word Explorer promised another kind of vicarious global journey, at least for music fans.
It was the name for a series of albums that Nonesuch Records began to release in 1967, one that introduced countless listeners to music from afar.
The best of the batch are the meditative Nubian solo songs from Hamza El Din, the hypnotic Shona mbira (thumb-piano) music from Zimbabwe and the rip-roaring public celebrations from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania that are modestly titled ''East Africa: Ceremonial and Folk Music.'' Place names have changed: Zimbabwe was Rhodesia, Burkina Faso was Upper Volta.
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 Rhodesian Place Names - Essexvale
There was also a store which ran a postal agency and served the gold mine, which lay about a kilometre to the south east.
Makukupen (meaning chicken) was the name of a headman who had his village at the foot of the Scoveni Hills, 7 km south-west of Essexvale.
The Post Office was subsequently transferred to the farm, Widgeon, which was owned by Russell Brown.
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You will be given the option to remove your name from our email list at the bottom of each email update.
At least once a year, we will inform all donors who are eligible to be included on the exchange list, and give them an opportunity to opt out of future exchanges.
Donors who wish to have their names removed from the exchange list can call 1-800-292-3355 ext.
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 Former Place Names
Like people, countries sometimes change their names or disappear altogether.
Rhodesia in Africa was named after Cecil Rhodes, an Englishman who encouraged European whites to settle in Africa.
Zaire, the name of one of the largest countries in Africa, was changed in 1997 to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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