- a light, knitted woolen head scarf for women.
Origin of nubia
- a region in S Egypt and the Sudan, N of Khartoum, extending from the Nile to the Red Sea.
- Kingdom of, an ancient state in Nubia, 2000 b.c.–a.d.
- Lake. Nasser, Lake.
Examples from the Web for nubia
The DCF dossier chronicles in heartbreaking detail how Nubia and Victor were betrayed by not one family but two.Florida Child Abuse Scandal: The Victim's New Life
February 24, 2011
In Egypt and Nubia they are eaten only by the poorest beggars.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
I left Assouan on February 24, 1813, to make my journey through Nubia.
He is a Nubian, for here we are on the borders of Nubia, now counted part of Egypt.Round the Wonderful World
G. E. Mitton
It is abreast of Nubia, the Soudan, and is the outlet of its commerce.Asiatic Breezes
Troops from Libya, from Nubia and Ethiopia made up her armies.
- an ancient region of NE Africa, on the Nile, extending from Aswan to Khartoum
Word Origin and History for nubia
ultimately from a local word, said to be related to Coptic noubti "to weave," or from Nubian nub "gold." In the fashion sense "woman's light scarf" it is from French, from Latin nubes "cloud" (see nuance).