What does Namaqualand mean?

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Proper noun
  1. An arid region of Namibia and South Africa, divided by the lower course of the Orange River into two portions: Little Namaqualand to the south and Great Namaqualand to the north.
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Probably a tribe far up in the north-western parts of South Africa, and beyond Namaqualand, may dispute the honour with them.
It is thought De Beers may now choose to dispose of its Kimberley mine and it hopes it will conclude the sale of its Namaqualand mine this year.
He divided the world into regions, and gave the animals their homes and functions, much as Heitsi Eibib did in Namaqualand.
The rainfall in Damaraland and Namaqualand averages only about three inches a year.
Port Nolloth in Namaqualand, on South Africa's arid Atlantic coast, became familiar to Swansea seamen, so too Tilt Cove in Newfoundland.
These latter inhabit the parts to the north and north-east of Namaqualand, and are Namaqua Hottentots.

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