A native or inhabitant of the part of North Africa formerly known as Numidia, corresponding roughly to modern-day Algeria.
Of or characteristic of Numidia; Numidian. Also occasionally: African.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Marston (bap. 1576, d. 1634), poet and playwright. From classical Latin Massȳlī (plural) a people of Numidia + -an.