Walvis-bay meaning

wôl'vĭs
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.
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Inlet of the Atlantic, on the coast of Namibia.
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Seaport in W Namibia, on this inlet: the city & surrounding area were formerly (1978-94) an exclave of South Africa.
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Origin of walvis-bay

  • < Du walvis, whale < MDu walvisc < wal, whale + visc, akin to OE fisc, fish
    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition