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Northern Territory

a territory in N Australia. 523,620 sq. mi. (1,356,175 sq. km).
Capital: Darwin.

Northern Territories

plural noun
a former British protectorate in W Africa; now a part of N Ghana. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Occasionally they came upon a deserted Indian camp, but in this Northern Territory they found few roving tribes.

    Historic Adventures Rupert S. Holland
  • Thus, in the year 1863, was the Northern Territory acquired.

    Australian Pictures Howard Willoughby
  • The Sung suffered a heavy defeat; they had to pay tribute, and the Toba annexed parts of their Northern Territory.

  • Three months were allowed to elapse, and the men were transported secretly to the Northern Territory.

  • If the Northern Territory is ever to be rendered habitable, it must be by Queensland that the work is done.

    Greater Britain Charles Wentworth Dilke
  • That bears out the views of those who are in the best position to know the Northern Territory of Australia.

  • Steering now to the east, in ten minutes they were sailing over the town of Palmerston, the capital of the Northern Territory.

  • But with the strategical question of populating the Northern Territory is bound up the other idea of populating Australia itself.

  • The total area of the Northern Territory of South Australia is 523,620 square miles.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • Arnheim Land, a portion of the Northern Territory, still appears on many maps as a memento of this voyage.

British Dictionary definitions for Northern Territory

Northern Territory

an administrative division of N central Australia, on the Timor and Arafura Seas: the Arunta Desert lies in the east, the Macdonnell Ranges in the south, and Arnhem Land in the north (containing Australia's largest Aboriginal reservation); the Ashmore and Cartier Islands constitute a separate Australian External Territory. Capital: Darwin. Pop: 198 700 (2003 est). Area: 1 347 525 sq km (520 280 sq miles)

Northern Territories

plural noun
a former British protectorate in W Africa, established in 1897; attached to the Gold Coast in 1901; now constitutes the Northern Region of Ghana (since 1957)
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