Pietermaritzburg



[pee-ter-mar-its-burg] /ˌpi tərˈmær ɪtsˌbɜrg/

noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Natal province, in the E Republic of South Africa.
[nuh-tal, -tahl; for 2 also Portuguese nuh-tawl] /nəˈtæl, -ˈtɑl; for 2 also Portuguese nəˈtɔl/
noun
1.
a province in the E part of the Republic of South Africa. 35,284 sq. mi. (91,886 sq. km).
Capital: Pietermaritzburg.
2.
a seaport in E Brazil.
/ˌpiːtəˈmærɪtsˌbɜːɡ/
noun
1.
a city in E South Africa, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal: founded in 1839 by the Boers: gateway to Natal’s mountain resorts. Pop: 223 519 (2001)
/ˈneɪtəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to birth
2.
a rare word for native natal instincts
/ˈneɪtəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of or relating to the buttocks
noun
1.
(nəˈtæl). a former province of E South Africa, between the Drakensberg and the Indian Ocean: set up as a republic by the Boers in 1838; became a British colony in 1843; joined South Africa in 1910; replaced by KwaZulu-Natal in 1994. Capital: Pietermaritzburg
2.
(Portuguese) (naˈtal). a port in NE Brazil, capital of Rio Grande do Norte state, near the mouth of the Potengi River. Pop: 1 049 000 (2005 est)
adj.

late 14c., “of or pertaining to birthdays,” from Latin natalis “pertaining to birth or origin,” from natus, past participle of nasci “to be born” (Old Latin gnasci; see genus).

natal na·tal (nāt’l)
adj.

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