geographical name Na·mib·ia \nə-ˈmi-bē-ə\
variants: or formerly

South–West Africa

or 1884–1919

German Southwest Africa

Definition of Namibia

  1. country on the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern Africa that is bisected by the Tropic of Capricorn; capital Windhoek area 318,321 square miles (824,451 square kilometers), population 2,113,077 Until 1990 Namibia was a territory administered by South Africa, which captured it from Germany in World War I.


play \-bē-ən, -byən\ adj or noun

NAMIBIA Defined for English Language Learners


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

Definition of Namibia for English Language Learners

  • : country in Africa

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