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).

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Proper noun[edit]

Natal m (plural Natais)

  1. Christmas (festival observed on December 25 commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ)
  2. Natal (state capital of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
  3. Natal (former British colony in South Africa)

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