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Line breaks: Kim¦ber|ley
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪmbəli

Definition of Kimberley in English:

1A city in South Africa, the capital of Northern Cape; population 183,000 (est. 2009). It has been a diamond-mining centre since the early 1870s.
[named after the 1st Earl of Kimberley, a British Colonial Secretary]
2 (also the Kimberleys) A plateau region in the far north of Western Australia. It was the scene of a gold rush in 1885.

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