Numidia

[ noo-mid-ee-uh, nyoo- ]
/ nuˈmɪd i ə, nyu- /
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noun

an ancient country in N Africa, corresponding roughly to modern Algeria.

Related formsNu·mid·i·an, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for numidian

Numidian

/ (njuːˈmɪdɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Numidia or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Numidia

Numidia

/ (njuːˈmɪdɪə) /

noun

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 numidian

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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