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  • proper n. A river in South Africa named in honor of the House of Orange-Nassau.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean


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  • The Sperregebiet is completely devoid of ephemeral rivers, so the Orange River is a vital resource.

    Succulent Karoo

  • River, formerly called the Orange River, flowing westward.

    Address to the opening of The South Africa-People's Republic of China Binational Commission

  • Tandjes Berg and Great Winter Berg mountains, across the Zour Bergen, and so over the Orange River and right through the very heart of what is now known as the Orange River Colony and the Transvaal, but was then a practically unknown wilderness.

    Through Veld and Forest An African Story

  • It stretches for 976 miles 1,570km, from the Kunene River, at the northern border with Angola, to the Orange River, on the border with South Africa, and is expected to be promoted as a unified destination.

    Namibia Designates Entire Coast Line As National Park

  • A similar phenomenon occurs to the south of the Orange River in the form of heuweltjies (originally termitaria) that are about 30 meters (m) in diameter and 1 m high.

    Kaokoveld desert

  • They occur on the eastern fringes of the desert from southern Angola to the Orange River, characteristically within the Stipagrostis grassland community.

    Kaokoveld desert

  • Most of the Nama Karoo occurs on the central plateau of the Cape Province in South Africa, although it extends over the Orange River into Namibia in the northwest.

    Nama Karoo

  • Despite the successes at a bilateral level, a shortcoming is that it has not included all basin states and therefore may affect the rights and interests of other states, for example, water availability in Namibia and the Orange River estuary.

    Regional cooperation for peace and sustainable development in Africa

  • The park has recently been enlarged to include adjacent mountains to the west and now extends to the Orange River.

    Nama Karoo

  • The Namibian area of the ecoregion once had high species richness, but low populations of large mammals which were decimated by settlers who entered Namibia at the Orange River and Warmbad areas.

    Nama Karoo


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