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Na·mib·i·a(nə-mĭb′ē-ə) Formerly South-West Africa.
A country of southwest Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. A German protectorate after 1884, it was occupied in 1915 by South Africa, which governed it under a League of Nations mandate (1920-1946) but refused to accept the United Nations trusteeship that replaced the mandate. In 1990, Namibia achieved full independence. Windhoek is the capital.
Na·mib′i·an adj. & n.
1. (Placename) of or relating to Namibia or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Namibia or its inhabitants
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Namibia
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|Noun||1.||Namibian - a native or inhabitant of Namibia |
Namibia, Republic of Namibia, South West Africa - a republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa); achieved independence from South Africa in 1990; the greater part of Namibia forms part of the high Namibian plateau of South Africa
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
|Adj.||1.||Namibian - of or relating to Namibia or its people|