Numidia(redirected from Africa Nova)
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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
Nu•mid•i•a(nuˈmɪd i ə, nyu-)
an ancient country in N Africa, corresponding roughly to modern Algeria.
Nu•mid′i•an, adj., n.