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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.
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(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
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(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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Noun1.Numidia - an ancient kingdom (later a Roman province) in North Africa in an area corresponding roughly to present-day AlgeriaNumidia - an ancient kingdom (later a Roman province) in North Africa in an area corresponding roughly to present-day Algeria
North Africa - an area of northern Africa between the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea
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Deusen e una citta antichissima, edificata da' Romani dove confina il regno di Buggia col diserto di Numidia. Fu rovinata nell'intrar degli eserciti de' macomettani nell'Africa, percioche in ditta citta v'era un conte romano con gran numero di valentissimi uomini, ne mai volse render la citta alli capitani Saraceni, di maniera che duro l'assedio un anno e poi fu pigliata per forza, e uccisone dentro tutti gli uomini, e le donne e fanciulli fatti prigioni.
Flavius Inenguus of Numidia, a soldier from Legio III; and C.
O incomparavel autor do Espirito das Leis nao se lembrou que debaixo do mesmo ceu se achava Tebas a poucas milhas de Antenas, nao se lembrou que os persas confinavam com as mais brilhantes cidades da Jonia, e nem ainda que os vandalos gerados nos mesmos ares, que os godos abracaram no chao da Numidia e o professavam, o despotismo muculmano!
These inscriptions, acknowledging the gift of advice from Klarion Apollo, have surfaced in several provinces, including the African ones of Mauretania and Numidia, as well as in Britannia, Dalmatia, Sardinia, and Syria.
30 Which modern country's territory corresponds roughly with that of the ancient territory of Numidia?
Gibbon noted, "But if the forms of ancient architecture were disregarded by a people insensible of their use and beauty, the plentiful materials were applied to every call of necessity or superstition; till the fairest columns of the Ionic and Corinthian orders, the richest marbles of Paros and Numidia, were degraded, perhaps to the support of a convent or a stable."
But they were still formidable: around 50,000 men, including expert calvarymen from Numidia in North Africa and slingers from the Balearic Islands.
'A Persecuting Praeses of Numidia under Valerian', JTS n.s.
200 Council under Agrippinus 70 bishops from all of Africa(*) 252 Council of Carthage 42 bishops from Africa Proconsularis 254 Council of Carthage 37 bishops from Africa Proconsularis 256 (early) Council of Carthage 71 bishops from Africa Proconsularis & Numidia 256 (Fall) Council of Carthage 87 bishops from Africa Proconsularis & Mauretania 397 Council of Carthage 40 bishops from Africa Proconsularis & Mauretania (Bishops of Byzacena all absent) 411 Conference of Carthage 280 Catholics + 320 Donatists = 600 (present and named absent) 418 Council of Carthage [is greater than] 200 bishops from all Africa 419 Council of Carthage 419 bishops from all Africa ca.