[ noo-mey-uh ]

  1. a city in and the capital of New Caledonia, on the SW coast.

Words Nearby Nouméa Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Nouméa in a sentence

  • The others, who possessed nothing, applied to private industry, offering their services to the tradespeople of Noumea.

  • Some merchants of Noumea, accused of having facilitated the escape of Rochefort and his friends, were expelled from the isle.

  • The next morning while her father was gone to consult the chief army-surgeon at Noumea, Marie strolled with Angers in the grounds.

  • He felt his helplessness in the matter, but determined to try to be back in Noumea on that date.

  • The governor would return, the law would take its course, and they would go to Noumea to work out their lives for crime.

British Dictionary definitions for Nouméa


/ (ˌnuːˈmeɪə, French numea) /

  1. the capital and chief port of the French Overseas Territory of New Caledonia. Pop: 146 000 (2005 est)

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