This refers to the ancient kingdom of eastern Algeria with its seat of power in Cirta, present-day Constantine. It gained eminence during the reign of Berber kings such as Masinissa and Jugurtha. After Rome's defeat of Jugurtha in 106 B.C., Mauritania took control of western Numidia. Numidian kings were caught in internal power struggles, and this weakened Numidia further. Eventually, Juba II left Numidia to govern Mauritania. Mauritania and Numidia were soon absorbed in the Roman Empire. Numidia was invaded by the Vandals in the fifth century and by the Arabs in the eighth. The main urban centers of ancient Numidia were Cirta (now Constantine) and Hippo Regius (now Annaba).
   See also Augustine; Chaouia.

Historical Dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen) . . 2014.

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