walvis bay

Walvis Bay
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawl-vis]
    • /ˈwɔl vɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawl-vis]
    • /ˈwɔl vɪs/

Definitions of walvis bay words

  • noun walvis bay an inlet of the S Atlantic Ocean, on the coast of Namibia, in SW Africa. 1
  • noun walvis bay a seaport on this inlet. 1
  • noun walvis bay an exclave of the Republic of South Africa around this seaport. 347 sq. mi. (899 sq. km). 1
  • noun walvis bay a port in Namibia, on the Atlantic: formed an exclave of South Africa, covering an area of 1124 sq km (434 sq miles) with its hinterland, but has been administered by Namibia since 1992; formally returned to Namibia in 1994; chief port of Namibia and rich fishing centre. Pop: 40 849 (2001) 0
  • noun walvis bay inlet of the Atlantic, on the coast of Namibia 0
  • noun walvis bay seaport in W Namibia, on this inlet: pop. 21,000: the city & surrounding area were formerly (1978-94) an exclave of South Africa 0

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walvis bay popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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