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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How to use Namaqualand in a sentence
Two of the party were appointed to stations within the colony; Moffat and Kitchingman were destined for Namaqualand.Robert Moffat | David J. Deane
The history of the Namaqualand Mission has been sketched in outline in our introductory chapter.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.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies | Robert Gordon Latham
In the middle of the present century, rich copper mines were opened in that portion called Namaqualand.The World and Its People: Book VII | Anna B. Badlam
We were once asked, far away in Namaqualand, to perform no less a service for a friend than to put a new hammer on his gun.
British Dictionary definitions for Namaqualand
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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