Natal

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See also: natal and nätäl

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Natal (Christmas), because the region in South Africa was discovered by the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama on Christmas Day, 1497.

Proper noun[edit]

Natal

  1. A seaport and the state capital of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
  2. A former British colony and province of South Africa. It is now called KwaZulu-Natal province.

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Portuguese[edit]

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Natal

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese natal, nadal, from Latin nātālis [diēs Dominī] (birthday of the Lord).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Natal m (plural Natais)

  1. Christmas
  2. Natal

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