South West Africa


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n South West Africa a republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa); achieved independence from South Africa in 1990; the greater part of Namibia forms part of the high Namibian plateau of South Africa
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In literature:

"Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage" by Richard Hakluyt
But worst of all was the story of South-West Africa.
"The Expansion of Europe" by Ramsay Muir
There was war in the South and the East and the West of Africa.
"The River War" by Winston S. Churchill
Another Colony has gone the way of Tsing-tau, New Guinea and South-West Africa.
"Mr. Punch's History of the Great War" by Punch
The beginning of the tables is lost, comprising Portugal, Spain, and the west part of Africa; only the south-east coast of England is inserted.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
When exploration began, it began from this south-west corner of Africa.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
For example, we were not asked to conquer German South-West Africa; it was a command.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
BARKLY WEST, a town of Cape province, South Africa, 21 m. N.W.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
German South West Africa furnishes a considerable output of very small diamonds, which are found in dry sand far from any present rivers.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
Passing Cao's farthest point near Cape Cross (in the modern German South-west Africa and) in 21 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
The term "Lusitanian" is in this chapter employed in the wide sense, as indicating the South-west of Europe and North-western Africa.
"The History of the European Fauna" by R. F. Scharff
They have been found in West Africa and South America.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
He had joined the Force which set out to take German South-West Africa.
"The Witch Doctor and other Rhodesian Studies" by Frank Worthington
The whole campaign in South-West Africa did not cost us more than 140 lives, and total casualties amounting to 1200.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
There are no rivers of importance wholly within German South-West Africa.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 7" by Various
It was, however, in South-West Africa that the Germans had their chief and most bitter experience in colonial warfare.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8" by Various
The genus Manatus contains two species, one belonging to South America and the other to the West Coast of Africa.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
It forms the central portion of German South-West Africa.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
In South West Africa it swarms, giving a quaint touch to domestic arrangements.
"West African studies" by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
South-West Africa, living in the region known as Damaraland or Hereroland.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various

In news:

Boats, planes and submarines move drugs from South America to West Africa.
Hosts, Members of SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective.
In Africa, Monrovia 's culinary scene incorporates the best of West African cooking with traditions from the American South.
South Africa occupied the German colony of South-West Africa during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II, when it annexed the territory.
Namibian guerrillas said today they had killed 11 South African soldiers and attacked a South African military base in separate clashes on March 3 and March 4 in the northern part of South-West Africa, which is also known as Namibia .
The South African Government admitted today that it gave more than $35 million to seven political parties that opposed the leftist South-West Africa People's Organization in pre-independence elections in neighboring Namibia.
Well, in the case of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, now playing at Soho Rep: Plenty.
Israel condemns South Africa's decision to put " occupied territories" label on West Bank products.
Western Sahara (, ', ), is a disputed territory in North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
There's a haunting sense of place in South Africa that is entirely different from the West, but with a modern and smooth-running tourism infrastructure.
Western Sahara (, ', ), is a disputed territory in North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west .

In science:

Linear groups, simple groups, character degrees, Huppert’s conjecture. † The second author is supported by NRF (South Africa) and North-West University (Mafikeng).
Simple linear groups $PSL_4(q)$ are determined by the set of their character degrees