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Namibia

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geographical name Na·mib·ia \nə-ˈmi-bē-ə\

Definition of Namibia

  1. country SW Africa on the Atlantic; until 1990 a territory administered by South Africa which captured it from Germany in World War I ∗ Windhoek area 318,321 square miles (824,451 square kilometers), pop 1,830,330

Namibian play \-bē-ən, -byən\ adjective or noun


Variants of namibia

or formerly South–West Africa or 1884–1919 German Southwest Africa

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