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 (zā′mə, zä′mä)
An ancient town of northern Africa southwest of Carthage in present-day northern Tunisia. The Romans defeated Hannibal here in the final battle of the Second Punic War (202 bc).
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(Placename) the name of several ancient cities in N Africa, including the one near the site of Scipio's decisive defeat of Hannibal (202 bc)
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(ˈzeɪ mə, ˈzɑ mɑ)

an ancient town in N Africa, SW of Carthage: the Romans defeated Hannibal near here in the final battle of the second Punic War, 202 B.C.
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Noun1.Zama - the battle in 202 BC in which Scipio decisively defeated Hannibal at the end of the second Punic WarZama - the battle in 202 BC in which Scipio decisively defeated Hannibal at the end of the second Punic War
Punic War - one of the three wars between Carthage and Rome that resulted in the destruction of Carthage and its annexation by Rome; 264-241 BC, 218-201 BC, 149-146 BC
Republic of Tunisia, Tunisia - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956; "southern Tunisia is mostly desert"
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They have a few names of saints, the same with those in the Roman martyrology, but they often insert others, as Zama la Cota, the Life of Truth; Ongulari, the Evangelist; Asca Georgi, the Mouth of Saint George.
The Jigawa State Commissioner of Police, Bala Zama Senchi, in a telephone conversation with Tribune Online, confirmed the incident, saying, 'yes it is true, we on the matter.'
The company said it was looking to sell part of the Zama field, off the coast of Mexico, alongside its results for the six months ending 30 June.
The Company's strong cash flow is driving debt reduction and the Zama divestment and Sea Lion farm-down processes are targeting further strengthening of the balance sheet, which remains the Group's highest priority.
The Felmas Koranga led Kenya took the first quarter 17-15 and continued pressing their hosts to lead by 10 points at the break with the scores at 35-25.The third quarter was balanced with Uganda's Jamila Zama coming to life, but her trade mark penetration shots and three point shots got instant replies from Hilda Indasi, who was also on fire for Kenya with the scores 55-45 in favour of the visitors.The US based Koranga, who has been outstanding scored a game high 18 points to lead the scoring for Kenya, while Indasi has 12 points and Betty Kananu eight.
(Alliance News) - Premier Oil PLC has "significantly" increased the resource estimate for Mexico's offshore Zama oil field, the company said Thursday.
The Pashto couplets became a signature end with Mian Iftikhar Hussain since his student days and it read: Za Yem Shamla Zama Pasar Kaga Otarrai/ Pas La Marga Che Me Zana Pa Khaasa Otarrai/ Daa Me Da Plaar Neeka Yadgaar Che Juandai Paate Shee/ Khaaze Da Qabar Ta Me Tora Auo Naiza Otarrai/ Ka Pa Juandoon Me Pora Nashu Daa Arman De Zama/ Da Inqilab Janda Zama Pa Janaza Otarrai.
provided an additional update on the Zama appraisal program in Block 7, located in the offshore portion of Mexico's prolific Sureste Basin.
A last-minute goal from Yves Zama earned Burscough a draw against Charnock Richard.
ISLAMABAD -- Shakir Ullah and Mohammad Shah Zama both have completed their Ph.