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

  • The capital of Namibia, in the central part of the country. Originally the headquarters of a Nama leader, it was occupied by German forces in 1885 and made the capital of the German colony of South-West Africa in 1892. Population: 233,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Namibia.

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  • n. capital of Namibia in the center of the country

Etymologies

Borrowed from Afrikaans/Dutch. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • WINDHOEK - Hundreds of Namibians crowded onto the streets of the capital Windhoek to applaud 21-year-old Chelsi Smith of the

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • WINDHOEK January 25 Sapa Namibia warned on Tuesday it was not obliged to honour the sale by South Africa of assets in Walvis Bay to citizens of either country prior to the harbour enclave's transition next month to Windhoek rule.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • WINDHOEK (AFP) - Monty, a white mongrel with black ears and a thoughtful expression, sat next to her owner at a Windhoek shopping centre and enjoyed pats from small children, as their mothers shrieked in surprise.

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  • Someone in Windhoek faked themselves being mugged.

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  • Through this project, export and shipping times are reduced with as much as ten shipping days while the distance by road between Johannesburg and Windhoek is shortened by some 500 kilometres.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Namibia's sole human rights body on Thursday condemned long prison terms a Windhoek court imposed on 10 men convicted of treason, saying their right to legal representation had been violated.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The launch followed a series of meetings known as the Windhoek

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But there was reason for optimism, as the so-called Windhoek

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 1967 - SAA's Boeing 707 "Windhoek" sets up a new record for the flight between Mauritius and Perth, covering the 3740-mile sector in 5 hours 32 minutes.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Biosphere Expeditions Helping Scientists tranquilize and attach collars to leopards in Namibia, to learn more about the elusive animals' predatory habits On a private game farm an hour from the capital city of Windhoek, scientists and as many as a dozen volunteers with the international nonprofit Biosphere Expeditions are testing an idea that may offer some protection to both camps.

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