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Damaraland, a district of varied desert, mountain, and pasture-land of South Africa, bordering upon Namaqualand and stretching from the Atlantic to long. 19° 45' E. The coast, which is waterless, is now part of the German protectorate, and on it is Walfisch Bay, which was annexed by Cape Colony in 1884. The pasture land, which extends to the mountains, whose greatest height is 8,500 feet, is fertilised by a good rainfall. The district produces feathers, ivory, and skins.