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nubia

[noo-bee-uh, nyoo-] /ˈnu bi ə, ˈnyu-/
noun
1.
a light, knitted woolen head scarf for women.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin nūb(ēs) a cloud + -ia

Nubia

[noo-bee-uh, nyoo-] /ˈnu bi ə, ˈnyu-/
noun
1.
a region in S Egypt and the Sudan, N of Khartoum, extending from the Nile to the Red Sea.
2.
Kingdom of, an ancient state in Nubia, 2000 b.c.–a.d.
3.
Lake. Nasser, Lake.
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British Dictionary definitions for nubia

Nubia

/ˈnjuːbɪə/
noun
1.
an ancient region of NE Africa, on the Nile, extending from Aswan to Khartoum
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Word Origin and History for nubia

Nubia

ultimately from a local word, said to be related to Coptic noubti "to weave," or from Nubian nub "gold." In the fashion sense "woman's light scarf" it is from French, from Latin nubes "cloud" (see nuance).

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