Namibia

geographical name
Na·​mib·​ia | \ nə-ˈmi-bē-ə How to pronounce Namibia (audio) \
variants: or formerly South-West Africa or 1884–1919 German Southwest Africa

Definition of Namibia

country on the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern Africa that is bisected by the Tropic of Capricorn; capital Windhoek area 318,261 square miles (824,292 square kilometers), population 2,533,000

Note: Until 1990 Namibia was a territory administered by South Africa, which captured it from Germany in World War I.

Other Words from Namibia

Namibian \ nə-​ˈmi-​bē-​ən How to pronounce Namibian (audio) , -​byən \ adjective or noun

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“Namibia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Namibia. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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