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Natal (city, Brazil)

Natal (nətäl´), city (1991 pop. 606,887), capital of Rio Grande do Norte state, NE Brazil, just above the mouth of the Potengi River. A modern city that has retained its colonial flavor and is beautifully situated among white palm-studded beaches, Natal attracts many tourists. Its port is important in the handling of coastal shipping and in the export of tungsten. There is also some light industry. Natal [Port.,=Nativity] was founded on Christmas Day, 1599. It was occupied by the Dutch from 1633 to 1654 and in 1817 was briefly the seat of a republican government until it was suppressed by imperial authorities. It grew rapidly during World War II, when an airport was built for flights to Africa. Natal has several institutions of higher learning.

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Natal

Natal. Former British colony in South Africa. British traders and missionaries settled at Port Natal (Durban) in 1824. A British colony was declared in 1843 to check the spread of Afrikaner influence in the region and British settlers were officially encouraged though their numbers were never large in comparison with the black population. Sheep-farming and, at the coast, sugar-growing were the main sources of wealth. The dismemberment of Zululand in the 1880s and 1890s extended the boundaries of the colony and in 1910 the colonists reluctantly accepted the inclusion of their country within the South African Union.

Kenneth Ingham

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na·tal1 / ˈnātl/ • adj. of or relating to the place or time of one's birth: after puberty a Hindu girl does not stay long in her natal home. na·tal2 • adj. Anat. of or relating to the buttocks: the natal cleft.

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natal pert. to birth or nativity. XIV. — L. nātālis, f. nāt-, pp. stem of nāscī be born, f. *gn- produce; see KIN, -AL1.

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Natal (former province, South Africa)

Natal (nətăl´), former province, South Africa: see KwaZulu-Natal.

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Natal Former name (1910–94) of KwaZulu-Natal

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