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Numidia

[noo-mid-ee-uh, nyoo-]
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noun
  1. an ancient country in N Africa, corresponding roughly to modern Algeria.
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Related formsNu·mid·i·an, adjective, noun
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Numidian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Numidia or its inhabitants
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Numidia
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Numidia

noun
  1. an ancient country of N Africa, corresponding roughly to present-day Algeria: flourished until its invasion by Vandals in 429; chief towns were Cirta and Hippo Regius
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Word Origin and History for numidian

Numidia

ancient region in North Africa, roughly corresponding to modern Algeria, Latin, named for its inhabitants, the Numidians, whose name is related to nomad (n.).

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