- an ancient country in N Africa, corresponding roughly to modern Algeria.
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Examples from the Web for numidia
Cyprian's care not only extended over Carthage, but to Numidia and Mauritania.Fox's Book of Martyrs
He stalks amongst them as, in the night, the dread and awful lion of Numidia.The Fifth Queen Crowned
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At the end of the year he was appointed proconsul of Numidia.The Student's Companion to Latin Authors
They advised him to buy the support of Rome, and seize the crown of Numidia.Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)
Massinissa was an able ruler and a decided benefactor to Numidia.
- 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 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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