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Natal as an adjective refers to birth. As a proper noun, Natal may refer to:


As a place name, Natal usually relates to the Portuguese (and subsequently Indonesian and Marathi) word for Christmas. For example, Vasco da Gama named the South African region of Natal after passing there on Christmas Day 1497, and the village that became Natal, Brazil, was founded on Christmas Day 1599. See also Christmas Island (disambiguation).


See also[edit]

Kwa-Zulu Natal Pietermaritzburg, the capital of Kwa-Zulu Natal