Walvis BayWal·vis Bay
- inlet of the Atlantic, on the coast of Namibia
- seaport in W Namibia, on this inlet: the city & surrounding area were formerly (1978-94) an exclave of South Africa
Origin of Walvis Bay; from Dutch walvis, whale ; from Middle Dutch walvisc ; from wal, whale + visc, akin to Old English fisc, fish
A port of western Namibia, on Walvis Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Walvis Bay and the surrounding area constituted an exclave of South Africa until passing to Namibia in 1994.