from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient country of northwest Africa corresponding roughly to present-day Algeria. It was part of the Carthaginian empire before the Punic Wars and became a separate kingdom after 201 BC. Conquered by Rome in 46 BC and invaded by the Vandals in the fifth century AD, Numidia was overrun by the Arabs in the eighth century.

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  • proper noun An ancient Berber kingdom located in northern Africa.

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  • noun an ancient kingdom (later a Roman province) in North Africa in an area corresponding roughly to present-day Algeria


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