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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 kingdom of 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 kingdom of 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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