Definition of Namibia in English:

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Pronunciation: /nəˈmibēə/
A country in southwestern Africa, largely desert, with a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean; population 2,108,700 (est. 2009); capital, Windhoek; languages, English (official), Afrikaans, and various Bantu and Khoisan languages.

Namibia was made the protectorate of German South West Africa in 1884. In 1920, it was mandated to South Africa by the League of Nations and became known as South West Africa. Despite international pressure, South Africa continued to administer the country after the ending of the UN mandate in 1964 and agreed to withdraw only after several years of fighting by SWAPO guerrillas. Namibia became fully independent in 1990.



Pronunciation: /nəˈmibēən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • I never questioned that I would always have a toilet and running water, which are luxuries for many Namibians.
  • It's the old story - Namibians are good for hewing wood and carrying water, like the Bible says, but nothing else.
  • White Namibians amount to about 120,00 and are mainly of German and Afrikaner heritage.

Words that rhyme with Namibia

Libya, tibia

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Syllabification: Na·mib·i·a

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