[ wawl-vis ]
/ ˈwɔl vɪs /
an inlet of the S Atlantic Ocean, on the coast of Namibia, in SW Africa.
a seaport on this inlet.
an exclave of the Republic of South Africa around this seaport. 347 sq. mi. (899 sq. km).
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British Dictionary definitions for Walvis Bay
/ (ˈwɔːlvɪs) /
a port in Namibia, on the Atlantic: formed an exclave of South Africa, covering an area of 1124 sq km (434 sq miles) with its hinterland, but has been administered by Namibia since 1992; formally returned to Namibia in 1994; chief port of Namibia and rich fishing centre. Pop: 40 849 (2001)
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