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 (no͞o′bē-ə, nyo͞o′-)
A desert region and ancient kingdom in the Nile River valley of southern Egypt and northern Sudan. After the 20th century bc it was controlled by the rulers of Egypt, although in the 8th and 7th centuries an independent kingdom arose that conquered Egypt and ruled as the XXV Dynasty (c. 715-663). Converted to Christianity in the 6th century ad, Nubia united with Ethiopia but fell to the Muslims in the 14th century. Much of the region was flooded by the completion of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s.


(Placename) an ancient region of NE Africa, on the Nile, extending from Aswan to Khartoum


(ˈnu bi ə, ˈnyu-)

1. a region in S Egypt and N Sudan, extending from the Nile to the Red Sea.
2. an ancient kingdom in this region.
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Noun1.Nubia - an ancient region of northeastern Africa (southern Egypt and northern Sudan) on the NileNubia - an ancient region of northeastern Africa (southern Egypt and northern Sudan) on the Nile; much of Nubia is now under Lake Nasser
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Nubian - a native or inhabitant of Nubia; "Nubians now form an ethnic minority in Egypt"


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