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. Doublet of natal.

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Natal

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

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Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese Natal.

Proper noun[edit]

Natal

  1. Christmas

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Natal m (plural Natais)

  1. Christmas (festival observed on December 25 commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ)

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Etymology 2[edit]

From 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 m

  1. Natal (a former colony in the United Kingdom, in southern Africa)
  2. A municipality, the state capital of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

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