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Namaqualand

[nuh-mah-kwuh-land]
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noun
  1. an arid coastal region in the S part of Namibia, extending into the Cape of Good Hope province of the Republic of South Africa, divided by the Orange River into two regions, one in Namibia (Great Namaqualand), the other in South Africa (Little Namaqualand): inhabited by the Nama.
Also called Na·ma·land [nah-muh-land] /ˈnɑ məˌlænd/.
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Examples from the Web for namaqualand

Historical Examples

  • There is but one highway, or regular track into Namaqualand from the Atlantic.

    The World and Its People: Book VII

    Anna B. Badlam

  • The farmer was a good man, who had showed Moffat kindness on his way to Namaqualand.

    Robert Moffat

    David J. Deane

  • Probably a tribe far up in the north-western parts of South Africa, and beyond Namaqualand, may dispute the honour with them.

  • In Namaqualand von Lindequist found an enemy still unbroken.

  • Two of the party were appointed to stations within the colony; Moffat and Kitchingman were destined for Namaqualand.

    Robert Moffat

    David J. Deane


British Dictionary definitions for namaqualand

Namaqualand

noun
  1. a semiarid coastal region of SW Africa, extending from near Windhoek, Namibia, into W South Africa: divided by the Orange River into Little Namaqualand in South Africa, and Great Namaqualand in Namibia; rich mineral resources. Area: 47 961 sq km (18 518 sq miles)Also called: Namaland (ˈnɑːməˌlænd)
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