nubia

[ noo-bee-uh, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu bi ə, ˈnyu- /

noun

a light, knitted woolen head scarf for women.

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Origin of nubia

1855–60; <Latin nūb(ēs) a cloud + -ia

Definition for nubia (2 of 2)

Nubia
[ noo-bee-uh, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu bi ə, ˈnyu- /

noun

a region in southern Egypt and the Sudan, north of Khartoum, extending from the Nile to the Red Sea.
Kingdom of Nubia, an ancient state in Nubia, 2000 b.c.–a.d. 1400.
Lake Nubia. Lake Nassar.

Origin of Nubia

First recorded in 1650–60; from Medieval Latin Nuba, Nubia, from Latin Nuba (singular), Nubae (plural), Nubaeī (from Greek Noûbai, Noubaîoi, the name of a people in southern Egypt and northern Sudan; further origin obscure; possibly from Egyptian nwb “gold”) + -ia noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for nubia

Nubia
/ (ˈnjuːbɪə) /

noun

an ancient region of NE Africa, on the Nile, extending from Aswan to Khartoum
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