natalian

Natal

[nuh-tal, -tahl; for 2 also Portuguese nuh-tawl]
noun
1.
a province in the E part of the Republic of South Africa. 35,284 sq. mi. (91,886 sq. km). Capital: Pietermaritzburg.
2.
a seaport in E Brazil.

Natalian, adjective, noun
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natal1 (ˈneɪtəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to birth
2.  a rare word for native : natal instincts
 
[C14: from Latin nātālis of one's birth, from nātus, from nascī to be born]

natal2 (ˈneɪtəl)
 
adj
anatomy of or relating to the buttocks
 
[from New Latin nates buttocks]

Natal
 
n
1.  a former province of E South Africa, between the Drakensberg and the Indian Ocean: set up as a republic by the Boers in 1838; became a British colony in 1843; joined South Africa in 1910; replaced by KwaZulu-Natal in 1994. Capital: Pietermaritzburg
2.  a port in NE Brazil, capital of Rio Grande do Norte state, near the mouth of the Potengi River. Pop: 1 049 000 (2005 est)

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natal
late 14c., from L. natalis "pertaining to birth or origin," from natus, pp. of nasci "to be born" (Old L. gnasci; see genus).
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natal na·tal (nāt'l)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or accompanying birth.

  2. Of or relating to the buttocks.

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