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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean on the western coast of Namibia. The town of Walvis Bay (Population 16,800) and the surrounding area constituted an exclave of South Africa until passing to Namibia in 1994.

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Examples

  • This historic occasion marks the end of a chapter which commenced in the eighteenth century with Whale-hunters seeking protection and fresh water in a natural bay, later to become known as Walvis Bay

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mr Wentzel said the league expected the department to clarify the security of tenure of public servants at Walvis Bay, which is to be incorporated into Namibia.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • There's the country's skeleton coast, replete with its famous shipwrecks, and Walvis Bay, where friendly seals literally jump into tourists' boats.

    James M. Clash: Dune Climbing on the Dark Continent

  • There's the country's skeleton coast, replete with its famous shipwrecks, and Walvis Bay, where friendly seals literally jump into tourists 'boats.

    James M. Clash: Dune Climbing on the Dark Continent

  • The Namibian newspaper had reported Tuesday that the ship, which is carrying six containers of weapons and ammunition, had applied to take on fuel at Walvis Bay Tuesday morning.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Zimbabwe from offloading at Walvis Bay port in Namibia but port control there said it had received no such request from the vessel.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But port control in Walvis Bay told dpa they had received no request from the vessel to refuel or dock at the port so far and had no idea of its whereabouts.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "We're trying to get a court order to stop the ship from offloading at Walvis Bay," Norman Tjombe, director of the Legal Assistance Centre in Windhoek, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa Tuesday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Zimbabwe via the Atlantic coast port of Walvis Bay in Namibia or the harbours of Namibe or Luanda in Angola.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In the case of the Zambezi area, Windhoek or Walvis Bay are about 1,300 km away;

    Water profile of Namibia

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