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 (no͞o-mĭd′ē-ə, nyo͞o-)
An ancient country of northwest Africa corresponding roughly to present-day Algeria. It was part of the Carthaginian empire before the Punic Wars and became a separate kingdom after 201 bc. Conquered by Rome in 46 bc and invaded by the Vandals in the fifth century ad, Numidia was absorbed by the Umayyad caliphate in the early eighth century.

Nu·mid′i·an adj. & n.


(Placename) 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


(nuˈmɪd i ə, nyu-)

an ancient country in N Africa, corresponding roughly to modern Algeria.
Nu•mid′i•an, adj., n.
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This funerary monument known in arabic as "Kbour-er-Roumia", was built 3 BC by the last King of Numidia, and late King of Mauretania, Juba II, and his wife Cleopatra Selene II.
La SNVI est en train de mettre en œuvre deux nouveaux prototypes de vehicules interurbains a savoir le Fennec et le Numidia.
As if to distinguish Cato from the emotional African world of Numidia, Sir Thomas Lawrence's famous "half-history" painting of Kemble in the role of Cato highlights this whiteness by rendering it against a brown almost featureless shroud (see fig.
But in his siege of Cirta, the Numidian capital, in 112 BC, a number of Roman merchants were killed; in response Rome sent troops to Numidia.
The text is divided into four sections: the first three deal with coastal regions (Barberia, Numidia, Libia), and the fourth and final section is dedicated to the inland "terra de'negri.
Breeding ecology of the Purple Heron Ardea purpurea in Numidia, north-eastern Algeria.
It is present in Garaet Hadj Tahar and in all of the oriental Numidia during all the year [8, 47, 31, 28]
They examine theories (such as those of foreignness by Homer and Hesiod, genealogies and origins, environmental theories, genetic theories, and custom or culture theories), and present the composition of the peoples of the ancient world (Egypt, Libya, Carthage and Numidia, Ethiopia, Persia, the Parthians, Judea and the Jewish diaspora, and China and the edge of the world), then analyze Europe's Black Sea region, Gaul, Germany and Britain.
It became one of several regional rivals that included republican Rome, Syracuse -- a Sicilian colony of the Greek city-state of Corinth -- and Numidia -- a Berber-Libyan kingdom that throve between 202 and 46 B.
There were also early urban developments in the indigenous kingdoms of Numidia and Mauretania.
Sufetula was the closest thing to a defensible point in southern Byzacena and its loss left southern Numidia, as well as Carthage and the Proconsular province, dangerously exposed.
The untold story of his epic exploits against the Roman Empire was the African Numidian Horsemen, the skilled javelin throwing mercenaries from Numidia, present day Algeria.