Matabeleland is a region in the southwest and west of . It is inhabited by the Ndebele people, who settled here in the mid-1800s.

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is a town in the western portion of , across the border from , , and near . Photo: Paul Balfe, CC BY 2.0.

is a relaxed, elegant industrial city with wide tree-lined boulevards, in western . Photo: Digr, CC BY-SA 3.0.

At 14,651 km², in Matabeleland is the largest national park and game reserve in . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

The forms the core of the Matobo or Matopos Hills, an area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys commencing some 35 kilometres south of , southern . Photo: Digr, CC BY-SA 3.0.


Latitude of center
-19.83° or 19° 49' 48" south
Longitude of center
28.16° or 28° 9' 36" east

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Matabeleland
  • Arabic: ماتابيليلاند
  • Catalan: Matabelelàndia
  • Chinese: 馬塔貝萊蘭
  • Chinese: 马塔贝莱兰
  • Danish: Matabeleland
  • Dutch: Matabeleland
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Matabelaland
  • French: Matabeleland
  • French: Matabélé
  • German: Matabeleland
  • Hebrew: מטבללנד
  • Indonesian: Matabeleland
  • Italian: Matabeleland
  • Japanese: マタベレランド
  • Lithuanian: Guruusva
  • Lithuanian: Matabelelandas
  • Lithuanian: Matabelelendas
  • Norwegian: Matabeleland
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Matabeleland
  • Persian: متبیلیلند
  • Polish: Matabele
  • Polish: Matabeleland
  • Portuguese: Matabeleland
  • Portuguese: Matabelelândia
  • Russian: Матабелеленд
  • Shona: Matabeleland
  • Spanish: Matabeleland
  • Spanish: Matabelelandia
  • Turkish: Matabeleland

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