See also: natal and nätäl'

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EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Natal

  1. A municipality, the capital of the state 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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Natal

EtymologyEdit

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

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Proper nounEdit

Natal m ‎(plural Natais)

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

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