Dictionary » N » Namibia



A republic in southern africa, south of angola and west of botswana. Its capital is windhoek. It was a region not much visited before the middle of the 19th century although the portuguese landed at one of its harbors in 1486. Namibia was annexed by germany in 1885. As the former german colony of south west africa, it was mandated to south africa 1920-1966, and made a direct dependent of the united nations 1966. Its name was changed from south west africa to namibia in 1968. The name is from nama, the hottentot people who inhabit it; its origin is unknown.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

help for naja

... it occurs in Natal , Swaziland , Mozambique , which gave this snake his name, Transvaal , Zimbabwe , east and north Botswana , north-eastern Namibia , south-eastern Tanzania , its also known from Zanzibar but is quite rare there. The Mozambique Spitting Cobra also occurs south of lake Tanganjika ...

See entire post
by David George
Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: help for naja
Replies: 1
Views: 5551

National Animal and Bird

... Markhor and Red-legged partridge, For Philippines it is Water Buffalo and Monkey-eating Eagle, For Uganda it is Ugandan Cob and Crested Crane, For Namibia it is Crimsonbreasted Shrike[Bird], For South Africa it is Springbok and Blue Crane, For Botswana it is Zebra and Lilac Breasted Roller, For ...

See entire post
by David George
Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: National Animal and Bird
Replies: 17
Views: 12513

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,326 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link