Kraal



[krahl] /krɑl/

noun
1.
an enclosure for cattle and other domestic animals in southern Africa.
2.
a village of the native peoples of South Africa, usually surrounded by a stockade or the like and often having a central space for livestock.
3.
such a village as a social unit.
4.
an enclosure where wild animals are exhibited, as in a zoo.
verb (used with object)
5.
to shut up in a krall, as cattle.
/krɑːl/
noun
1.
a hut village in southern Africa, esp one surrounded by a stockade
2.
an enclosure for livestock
adjective
3.
denoting or relating to the tribal aspects of the Black African way of life
verb
4.
(transitive) to enclose (livestock) in a kraal
n.

“village, pen, enclosure,” 1731, South African, from colonial Dutch kraal, from Portuguese curral (see corral).

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