Kimberley South African city, founded 1871; also region in northwest Australia; both named for John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley, who was British secretary of state for the colonies; the earldom is from a place in Norfolk, England (the name alsi is found in Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire). The second element is O.E. leah "meadow, clearing in a woodland" (see LEA (Cf. lea)), the first reflect various O.E. personal names; the one in Norfolk appears first as Chineburlai (1086) and seems to be "clearing of a woman called Cyneburg."

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  • Kimberley — • Vicariate apostolic; suffragan of Adelaide, erected by Leo XIII, 5 May, 1887 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Kimberley     Kimberley      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • Kimberley — f, m English: becoming increasingly common as a female name, being regarded, probably rightly, as the full form of KIM (SEE Kim). Its history is complicated, in that it is from a placename, from a surname, from a placename. The immediate source… …   First names dictionary

  • Kimberley — es la capital de la Provincia del Cabo del Norte, en Sudáfrica. Cuenta con unos 170.000 habitantes. El aeropuerto de Kimberley está situado a 7 km de la ciudad. Es famosa por se la localidad donde se identificó por primera vez la roca kimberlita …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Kimberley —   [ kɪmbəli], Hauptstadt der Provinz Nord Kap, nahe der Ostgrenze der Republik Südafrika, 1 198 m über dem Meeresspiegel, 167 000 Einwohner; anglikanischer und katholischer Bischofssitz; mehrere Museen; Flugplatz.   Geschichte …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kimberley [1] — Kimberley (spr. kimberlĭ), 1) Hauptstadt der gleichnamigen Division (4569 qkm mit [1891] 48,171 Einw., darunter 20,123 Weiße, 18,454 Bantu und 9594 Hottentotten) des West Griqualandes in der brit. Kapkolonie, 1260 m ü. M., 860 km nordöstlich von… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Kimberley [2] — Kimberley (spr. kimberlĭ), John Wodehouse, Graf von, brit. Staatsmann, geb. 7. Jan. 1826, gest. 8. April 1902, studierte in Oxford und folgte 1846 seinem Großvater als dritter Baron Wodehouse. Er war 1852–56 Unterstaatssekretär der auswärtigen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Kimberley — Kimbĕrley (spr. lĕ), Hauptort des Distrikts K. (4569 qkm, 1904: 60.045 E.; zwischen Vaal und Modder) in Westgriqualand, brit. Kapkolonie, 34.260 E.; 1872 nach Entdeckung von Diamantenfeldern (1870) gegründet; 6 Nov. 1899 bis 16. Febr. 1900 von… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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