Definitions for kraalkrɑl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an enclosure for cattle and other domestic animals in S Africa.
a village of the native peoples of South Africa. such a village as a social unit.
Category: Sociology, Anthropology
an enclosure where wild animals are exhibited, as in a zoo.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.t.)to shut up in a kraal, as cattle.
Origin of kraal:
1725–35; < Afrik
a village of huts for native Africans in southern Africa; usually surrounded by a stockade
a pen for livestock in southern Africa
In Central and Southern Africa, a rural village of huts surrounded by a stockade.
An enclosure for livestock.
Origin: From colonial kraal, from curral.
a collection of huts within a stockade; a village; sometimes, a single hut
an inclosure into which are driven wild elephants which are to be tamed and educated
Kraal is an Afrikaans and Dutch word for an enclosure for cattle or other livestock, located within an African settlement or village surrounded by a palisade, mud wall, or other fencing, roughly circular in form. In the Dutch language a kraal is a term derived from the Portuguese word curral, cognate with the Spanish-language corral, which entered into English separately. The term primarily refers to the type of dispersed homestead characteristic of the Nguni-speaking peoples of southern Africa. Although from the period of colonisation, European South Africans and historians commonly referred to the entire settlement as a kraal, ethnographers have long recognised that its proper referent is the animal pen area within a homestead. Modern ethnographers call the several human dwellings within a homestead houses. Folds for animals and enclosures made specially for defensive purposes are also called kraals. In Eastern and Central Africa, the equivalent word for a livestock enclosure is boma, but this has taken on wider meanings.
Translations for kraal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a little ball of glass etc strung with others in a necklace etc
She's wearing two strings of wooden beads.
- kraal, kraletjieAfrikaans
- contaPortuguese (BR)
- die PerleGerman
- دانه؛ مهرهFarsi
- गुटका माला का दानाHindi
- zrno, biser, kapCroatian
- kreļļu virtene; krellesLatvian
- دانه؛ مهرهPersian
- مرۍ، موشكڼې، د مرۍ دانه، تسبيحPashto
- mărgea; perlăRomanian
- kroglica (na ogrlici)Slovenian
- boncuk(tanesi); tesbih vb.tanesiTurkish
- 小珠子Chinese (Trad.)
- تسبیح یا ہار کے دانےUrdu
- 小球，小珠子Chinese (Simp.)
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