Numidia

   Province in northwest Africa (q.v.), roughly the equivalent of modern Algeria, that included the city of Thamugadi (q.v.), modern Timgad. In the fourth century, the province became a bastion of Donatism (q.v.); in the fifth century the Vandals (q.v.) occupied a portion of it. Conquest of the entire province by Justinian I (q.v.) took from 534-541. Justinian built a number of forts to protect it against attacks by the indigenous Moors (q.v.). The province was conquered by the Arabs (q.v.) in the late seventh century.

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  • Numidia — era un antiguo reino bereber africano y posteriormente una provincia romana en la costa norte de África, entre la provincia de África (actual Túnez) y la Mauritania (que es hoy en día la parte occidental de la costa de Argelia. Numidia se… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Numidia — Numidia, PA U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 254 Housing Units (2000): 113 Land area (2000): 1.058389 sq. miles (2.741214 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.058389… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Numidia, PA — U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 254 Housing Units (2000): 113 Land area (2000): 1.058389 sq. miles (2.741214 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.058389 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Numidĭa — Numidĭa, Land in Nordwestafrika; grenzte im Osten an Africa propria, wovon es der Tusca schied, im Süden an Libyen u. Gätulien, im Westen an Mauritanien, von welchem es früher der Mulucha, später der Ampsaga trennte, u. im Norden an das… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • NUMIDIA — regio africae mediterran. Metagonitis, Plinio l. 5. c. 3. in Libyae interioris et Mauritaniae confinio. Olim sub Regibus fuit, inter quos celebris masinissa, Populi Romani soclus, qui, violatus a Carthaginensibus, bello Punico tertio occasionem… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Numidia — Numidia, das Land der alten Numidier (d.h. Nomaden) in Nordafrika, umfaßte das heutige Algerien u. einen Theil von Marokko; die Numidier gehörten zum Berbernstamme, waren treffliche leichte Reiter, welche zuerst den Karthagern, im 2. u. 3.… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Numidia — ancient region in North Africa, roughly corresponding to modern Algeria, Latin, named for its inhabitants, the Numidians, whose name is related to NOMAD (Cf. nomad) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Numidia — [no͞o mid′ē ə, nyo͞omid′ē ə] [L < Numidae, the Numidians, pl. of numida, a nomad < Gr noumada, acc. of nomas, NOMAD] ancient country in N Africa, mainly in what is now E Algeria …   English World dictionary

  • Numidia — This article is about the Roman province. For the Pennsylvanian city, see Numidia, Pennsylvania. Kingdom of Numidia ← …   Wikipedia

  • Numidia — No debe confundirse con Reino de Numidia. La provincia de Numidia en el Imperio romano. Numidia (202 46 a. C.) fue un antiguo reino bereber africano que se extendía en lo que hoy es Argelia y parte de Túnez ( …   Wikipedia Español

  • Numidia — Numidian, adj., n. /nooh mid ee euh, nyooh /, n. an ancient country in N Africa, corresponding roughly to modern Algeria. * * * Ancient country, North Africa, approximately coextensive with modern Algeria. During the Second Punic War (see Punic… …   Universalium

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