Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe, was an unrecognized state in South Africa during the Cold War and considered a de facto successor state to the former British colony of Southern Rhodesia. The three official languages of Zimbabwe are Shona, Ndebele and English. Approximately 70% of the population speaks Shona as their first language. English is traditionally used for business purposes, although all three languages are considered acceptable for education and government purposes. Shona, a Bantu language, is the language of most indigenous peoples living in Zimbabwe and southern Zambia. Baby Name World contains Bantu and indigenous African baby names and name meanings for easy searching.