from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A desert region and ancient kingdom in the Nile River valley of southern Egypt and northern Sudan. After the 20th century B.C. it was controlled by the rulers of Egypt, although in the 8th and 7th centuries an independent kingdom arose that conquered Egypt and ruled as the XXV Dynasty (712-663). Converted to Christianity in the 6th century A.D., Nubia united with Ethiopia but fell to the Muslims in the 14th century. Much of the region was flooded by the completion of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An ancient kingdom in the valley of the upper Nile bordering present Egypt and Sudan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light fabric of wool, worn on the head by women; a cloud.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wrap of soft fleecy material worn about the head and neck; a cloud.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ancient region of northeastern Africa (southern Egypt and northern Sudan) on the Nile; much of Nubia is now under Lake Nasser
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