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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.


1. (Placename) of or relating to Numidia or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Numidia or its inhabitants
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Numidia
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Numidian - an inhabitant of ancient Numidia
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
Adj.1.Numidian - of or relating to ancient Numidia or its people or culture
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Were one to stroll down Broadway with a Numidian lion at his heels the effect would be somewhat similar to that which I should have produced had I entered Zodanga with Woola.
As the primary Numidian character in the play, Juba is African and thus can only become "Roman" in "spirit.
It boasts objects from prehistory, the Phoenician period and Punic and Numidian times, as well as Roman, Christian and Islamic artifacts.
The Roman historian explains that he had a twofold motive for treating the subject: "I am going to write about the war which the Roman people waged with the Numidian king Jugurtha, first because it was great and brutal, with victories on both sides, and second because that was the first time there was any opposition to the aristocracy's abuse of power.
147-63) that this bronze represents Juba IL a member of the sometime royal Numidian house, installed (25 B.
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.
A Numidian Berber from Madaurus (now M'Daourouch, Algeria).
The Bardo National Museum in its new look is representative of all periods of the history of Tunisia especially as six new pavilions are devoted to prehistory, Punic period, Numidian civilisation, submarine treasure of Mahdia, late antiquity and Islam.
The Romans left 15,000 in Carthage, and the Carthaginians were able to evict this force using the skills of Spartan general Xanthippus, who reorganized the infantry and combined them with war elephants and Numidian cavalry.
A crossroads of the Mediterranean, Moslem and African worlds, Algeria inherited a number of Numidian and Roman sites, (in the east of Mauritania, in Aures and in the north of Numidia), as well as Christian and Islamic sites and buildings.
There are also ship's bells from the Braemar Castle, Vila Do Porto and Numidian, a sextant presented to the school by the North East Ship Lovers Society, and rolls of honour boards from the two world wars.
The Sejnane zone in the NE is the most attractive area with a non tested petroleum system consisting in Boudabbous fm Ypresian limestones and Abiod fm Upper Cretaceous as reservoirs, sourced form 4 proven Source rocks: the base of the Numidian Flysch unit, the Boudabbous fm itself, the Paleocene El Haria fm shales and the Cenomanian-Turonian Bahloul fm.