Numidia

[noo-mid-ee-uh, nyoo-]
Related formsNu·mid·i·an, adjective, noun
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Numidia

noun
  1. 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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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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