Meaning of Namibia

Na•mib•i•a

Pronunciation: (nu-mib'ē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a republic in SW Africa: a former German protectorate; a mandate of South Africa 1920–66; gained independence 1990. 1,400,000; 318,261 sq. mi. (824,296 sq. km). Cap.: Windhoek. Formerly,(1884–1919),(1920–68).
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