Definitions for namaˈnɑ mɑ, -mə; nəˈmɑ kwə

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Na•maˈnɑ mɑ, -mə; nəˈmɑ kwə(n.)(pl.)Na•mas; Na•ma, Na•ma•qua

  1. a member of a Khoikhoi people of central and S Namibia.

    Category: Peoples

  2. the language of the Nama.

    Category: Peoples


  1. Nama(ProperNoun)

    A Khoisan language of Namibia.

  2. Nama(ProperNoun)

    A language of Papua New Guinea

  3. Origin: From namô, from h₁nḗh₃mn̥. Cognate with Old Saxon namo (Dutch naam), Old High German namo (German Name), Old Norse nafn (Swedish namn), Gothic 033D0330033C0349. The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek ὄνομα, Latin nomen, Old Irish ainm (Irish ainm), Old Church Slavonic имѧ (Russian имя).


  1. Nama

    Nama is a genus of herbaceous plants belonging to the family Boraginaceae. Most are found in North America.

Anagrams of nama

  1. mana

  2. naam

Translations for nama

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a place (usually underground) from which metals, coal, salt etc are dug

a coalmine; My father worked in the mines.

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